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Adrift Variation : viola and double bass duo

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2013, this version: 2021)

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Performance by Tamara Anna Cislowska from the CD Butterflying

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Butterflying : piano music by Elena Kats-Chernin / Tamara-Anna Cislowska, Elena Kats-Chernin.

Version: This product features the Solo Piano version of this work

Library shelf no. CD 2757 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Adrift is a response to water. I reflected on how one can be free and lost at the same time, and how water amplifies this. The material is minimal, and C and A are the dominant notes as the music swells and ebbs towards a real or imagined horizon.

Work Details

Year: 2013, this version: 2021

Instrumentation: Viola, double bass.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Kirsty McCahon, Virginia Comerford

Commission note: Created for Virginia Comerford and Kirsty McCahon for their concert in June 2021

First performance: by Virginia Comerford, Kirsty McCahon at Seymour Nights | Ensemble Offspring - Adrift (The Sound Lounge) on 19 Jun 2021

Performances of this work

19 Jun 2021: at Seymour Nights | Ensemble Offspring - Adrift (The Sound Lounge). Featuring Virginia Comerford, Kirsty McCahon.

29 Oct 2020: at Kirsty McCahon and Friends (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Kirsty McCahon, Tamara Anna Cislowska.

30 Jul 2017: at AFCM 2017: Concert Crawl - Stories and Music (various venues in Townsville).

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