for flute, viola and harp
|Instrumentation:||Flute, Viola and Harp|
Veiled Echoes was written during a one month stay at Aspen , Colorado . While being surrounded by wild nature at its best, writing a trio for flute, viola and harp seemed to me as the most natural thing – as unification between music and the mountains, the woods and the rivers. Because of these external influences, as well as the trio’s delicate instrumentation, Veiled Echoes is in most of the cases airy and with delicate texture. In many places, the rhythm of the piece tends to be flexible, just like a leaf carried by the wind.
Veiled Echoes is consisted of three movements: the first brings nostalgia and remembrances. Number of musical motives which are introduced here will reappear and be developed in the following movements. This movement ends like a music-box that grows slower and slower. The second movement is the dreamiest of the three. It was written while trying to create a harmony with the rustle of the wind and the flow of the river. In this movement, I was not searching for musical continuity, but planted musical events one after the other while creating a static atmosphere. The third movement comes to demonstrate the energetic potential found in the trio’s instrumentation and to present the virtuosity of the players. In this movement, the listener would find motives from the first movement alongside new motives. Veiled Echoes was written for Ensemble Lumina and is dedicated to them.
1.Dolente, con Nostalgia
|Written for:||Lumina Ensemble|
|Premiere performance:||9 April, 2001
Abigail Dolan, flute
Amos Boasson, viola
Gittit Boasson, harp