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Fireflies : for flute and guitar

by Eve Christina Duncan (2017, this version: 2018)

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Work Overview

I saw fireflies for the first time when staying in the mountains of Amagase in Kyushu, the most southern large island of Japan. Arresting stars sparkled in the gaps between the pine trees, and near a lower bough, fireflies moved in large arcs, their light less sparkling than stars, yet still brilliant and intense. Their light would suddenly extinguish, then later illuminate again, and this slow, continual pattern gave an entrancing and almost playful character to their presence. The fireflies created a rhythm of silent and slowly moving intersecting arcs of light, expressing restrained vitality. They seemed to belong to the protective pine tree around which they moved.

Work Details

Year: 2017, this version: 2018

Instrumentation: Flute, guitar.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: for Bronwen Gibbs

First performance: by Bronwen Gibbs, Eve Christina Duncan — 2 Dec 18. Blumes Roastery Abbotsford, Melbourne

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
A south East Asian aesthetic is in the music

Performances of this work

2 Dec 18: Blumes Roastery Abbotsford, Melbourne. Featuring Bronwen Gibbs, Eve Christina Duncan.

11 Aug 2017: at Traditional Noise & Contemporary Spirit Concert (Playhouse, University of Western Sydney, Penrith Campus). Featuring Hyelim Kim, Claire Edwardes.

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