Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
The 5 steps : for flute, alto saxophone, violin and five dancers / Nirmali Fenn.
by Nirmali Fenn (2009)
The 5 Steps theatricalises the 5 elements of Taoism - Wood (木), Fire (火), Earth (土), Metal (金), and Water (水). Each element is part of a holistic system that is assessed in terms of what it does rather than what it looks like. For instance, 'wood' symbolises birth, while 'earth' represents its inversion, a child giving birth to the mother. The 5 Steps is steeped in ritual ideas converging to express the correlation between the generative and degenerative processes that operate within nature and human life cycles.
Published by: Edition HH [HH 30 287] — 1 score (34p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 3 parts (42p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Very advanced, use of extended techniques
Duration: 25 mins
Wood -- Fire -- Earth -- Metal -- Water.
First performance by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble — Lok Yew Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Includes descriptive notes (in English, German and French) and performance notes.
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