Riverbank : for alto flute and piano
by Petar Jovanov (2018)
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Performance by Petar Jovanov from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 119.
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Riverbank is a piece of music that was inspired by the Nepean River in Penrith, Western Sydney. After embarking on a soundwalk along the Nepean river, the composer was inspired by the natural sounds of the bellbirds, the cicadas, the ducks, the water, and by the riverbank. In an attempt to capture these sonic elements through the piano's timbres, the composer implemented rhythmic gestures intertwined with clusters that are accelerated to symbolise the loud song created by the cicadas by vibrating drumlike tymbals rapidly. Out of this sonic organicism the trajectory of the music develops into a more melodic section that is rhythmically challenged with additive meters. This additive gracefulness is premature therefore it is juxtaposed with organic clusters derived from the first section. Through the chosen sonic palette and through his own artistic lens, the composer's intention is to convey the natural and organic sounds that exist by the Nepean riverbank.
Instrumentation: Alto flute, piano.
Duration: 6 min.
First performance: by Petar Jovanov — 25 May 18. Joan Sutherland Centre for the Arts in Penrith NSW
Performances of this work
7 Jun 18: CAPOW Concert, PlayHouse, Western Sydney University, NSW. Featuring Petar Jovanov.
25 May 18: Joan Sutherland Centre for the Arts in Penrith NSW. Featuring Petar Jovanov.
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