Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Work

Mutation I : flute and guitar duo

by Derek Strahan (1963)

Score Sample

View a sample of the score of this work

Audio Sample

Performance by Derek Strahan from the CD Fading light

Fading light

$POA

This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

CD

Fading light : music of the Australian composers.

Library shelf no. CD 1409 [Available for loan]

Mutation I

$POA

This item is available for sale but is currently unable to be purchased online.
Please contact our Sales Department to place an order.

Score

Mutation I : for flute and guitar / by Derek Strahan.

Library shelf no. 785.4412/STR 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

"MUTATION I" is the first of two works written to illustrate, in musical terms, a process of survival, not by struggle, but by virtue of the character of an"Entity": this being the Darwinian concept of a mutated form of a species enduring the onset of conditions inimical to the survival of the species as a whole. Thus the "Entity" motif is stated twice in the opening bars in the form of a simple jazz riff. Immediately hostile environmental forces begin to act on it, represented by various other musical motifs. The "entity" resists these simply by remaining itself, unchanged, throughout. The Coda suggests a peaceful outcome of this process, implying that the environment has become conducive to the continued existence of the "Entity".

Work Details

Year: 1963

Instrumentation: Flute, guitar.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
applied jazz, Darwinism

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.

To post a comment please login.