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Diaphanousphere

composer
premiered in February 2007

 
Diaphanousphere is so named to illustrate the delicate transparency of the work and its ultimate recapitulation. The music is essentially abstract, but is indicative of snowfall; gentle and restless, where fragmented melodies are passed between each member of the quartet and piano. There is a ‘festive’ theme introduced in the second section, which provides a stark contrast to the darker opening. The piece aims to create a very elegant sound world, in which the saxophones and piano have a constantly changing relationship.

from notes by Lucy Pankhurst © 2010

Recordings

Flux
SIGCD227Download only

Details

Track 3 on SIGCD227 CD1 [7'08] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD227 disc 1 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-11-22703
Duration
7'08
Recording date
11 February 2009
Recording venue
The Malthouse, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Joel Garthwaite
Recording engineer
Roland Heap
Hyperion usage
  1. Flux (SIGCD227)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: March 2011
    Download only
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