The Case of the Colorblind Painter : In Memory of Oliver Sacks (1933-2015), for solo flute
by Constantine Koukias (2019)
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Library shelf no. 788.32/KOU 2 [Available for loan]
has been composed in the memory of Oliver Sacks,
a British neurologist and
author who spent his professional life in the United
States. This solo flute work is based on
the first chapter of Oliver Sacks' book, An Anthropologist on
Oliver Sacks once wrote, are travellers to unimaginable lands: 'The Case of the Colorblind Painter', tells of an artist who loses all sense of colour in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging
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