The 5 steps : for flute, alto saxophone, violin and five dancers
by Nirmali Fenn (2009)
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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.
Instrumentation: Flute, alto saxophone, violin and 5 dancers.
Duration: 25 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Very advanced, use of extended techniques
Contents note: Wood -- Fire -- Earth -- Metal -- Water.
First performance: by Hong Kong New Music Ensemble — Lok Yew Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Performances of this work
Unknown date: Lok Yew Hall, The University of Hong Kong. Featuring Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
13 Apr 2011: at HKU Composers showcase (Loke Yew Hall, HKU).
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