Pentography (sextets: flute, clarinet, percussion, keyboard, violin, cello)
by Fiona Hill (2018)
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Pentography (Pent - five, graphy - writing)
The work draws its extramusical inspiration from Traditional Chinese Medicine and the five seasons, where each season relates to a particular aspect of the mind, body and spirit.
Spring: Wind in heaven, wood on earth. Shouting sound, impatience, anger, dissatisfaction.
Summer: Heat in heaven, fire on earth. Growth, lightness, expansion, laughter, joy.
Earth: Harmonises the four seasons. Time stops, unity, harmony, dreamlike, tranquil.
Autumn: Dryness in heaven, metal on earth. Grief, gathering together, stillness, contraction.
Winter: Cold in heaven, water on earth. Receptive, introspective, stillness, spiritual essence.
Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano.
Duration: 10 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Extended techniques, Section where ensemble plays in 2 different time signatures
Commission note: Commissioned by Ensemble Offspring.. Commissioned as part of Ensemble Offspring's Noisy Women commissioning circle 2017.
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