SEXTET

for Pierrot ensemble

Duration:

22 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

flute/piccolo/bass flute;  clarinet/bass clarinet; violin; cello; percussion and piano

Year Composed:  

1998

Premiere Performance:

16, February 1999
Boston, MA, USA
Orlando Cela, flutes / piccolo
Marissa Byers,clarinets
Miguel Perez-Espejo, violin
Ruti Machnai, cello
Thomas Guldborg, percussion
Eliko Akahori, piano
Lior Navok, conductor

Movements:

1. Eastern Winds

2. The Old Castle at Dusk

3. Elegy

4. Drunken Ballerinas

5. Darkness

6. Independence

Program Notes:

Sextet consists of six  movements:

In Eastern Winds I tried to bring some of the colors and sororities of the Middle East into the sextet medium. The Old Castle at Dusk is the longest movement of the piece, in which I tried to explore other timbres of this standard instrumentation. Two Gong beats connect this movement to the Elegy.  As for the Drunken Ballerinas, my Image was of few dancers who dance while being influenced by alcohol. Darkness is an atmosphere movement, reflecting wondering. The last movement is the fight of the Triangle for its independence, while neither completely understood nor accepted by his colleagues.

 
 

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