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Stolen (2014)


Clarinet/bcl, electric guitar, percussion, piano, violin, cello

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27 June 2014. Norfolk, CT

Stolen (2014)NCE - Norfolk Chamber Festival
00:00 / 06:55

Program Note:

'Stolen' is based on a poem by Australian writer Richard James Allen, 'A Scheme for Brightness'. The piece takes its form from the poem, mirroring the wild chaotic opening, before moving into a more introspective middle section. The final section of the piece reflects the resolution in the final lines of the poem. The pitch material for the entire piece is derived from a single motif that references the “gleaming grain of golden sand” that Allen describes as a “piece of matter, with the universe in it”.

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