Sheet Music: Score
Kōan I : for flute, clarinet, violin and cello / James Cuddeford.
by James Cuddeford (2010)
A kōan is a paradoxical statement or ambiguous riddle used by some Zen practitioners to aid meditation and bypass normal intellectual thought processes. My series of works with this title are reflections upon self-constructed, enigmatic, musical kōans that provide stimulus in the compositional process. Kōan I is composed, like most of my music, on spiralling rows of harmonics. It reflects upon, perhaps unattainable, kōans regarding the search for purity of intonation and sustainability of phrasing.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (5p. -- A3 (landscape))
Duration: 9 min.
Commissioned by Ensemble Offspring.
First performance by Ensemble Offspring — 27 Aug 10. Soundstream New Music Festival, ABC Studios, Adelaide
Includes performance directions and programme notes.
This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.
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