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Macula lutea : for flutes, piano, cello, percussion and tape

by Rosà Lind Page (1999)

Work Overview

'Macula lutea' is the first in a series of compositions which take the artwork and writings of the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) as their first point of inspiration.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Piccolo/flute in C/alto flute/bass flute (1 performer), piano, percussion (2 players), cello, tape. Voices of performers required.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: I. Remnant: PSR 0833-45 - Dark nebulae -- II. Sirius A/B - a Cma -- III. Altair - a Aql -- IV. Arcturus - a Boö -- V. Antares - a Sco - Scorpion's desire (rhumba) -- VI. Supernova -- VII. Event horizon -- VIII. Singularity -- IX. PSR 1937+21.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Kathleen Gallagher

First performance: by Kathleen Gallagher, Clemens Leske — Sep 99. 1999 Spring Festival of New Music, Sydney

Co-Winner Award for Most Outstanding New Music Composition at the 10th International Sydney Spring Festival of New Music 1999.

Revised in 2005.


Performances of this work

Oct 05: San Diego New Music. Featuring The NOISE.

Sep 99: 1999 Spring Festival of New Music, Sydney. Featuring Kathleen Gallagher, Clemens Leske.

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