Still Image
clarinet and string quartet

Owen Underhill
Composition Date: 2007
Revision Date: 2011
Duration: 00:18:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, Woodwind(s), Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Still Image was commissioned by François Houle in 2007. Composed in three movements, it utilizes selective extended effects for the clarinet including quartertones in the first movement. The second movement, which includes an improvised cadenza, is entirely based on ‘duotones’ (rather beautiful two-part multiphonics) that François introduced me to. The final movement is an energetic and compact dance with a slow introduction. Although the title references still life painting and photography, the piece is at times in full motion. It is as if the frozen two-dimensional visual image comes to life as the aural microscope reveals the myriad of detail inside the sound world. As the magnification increases, the tone splits and the rhythm comes into full animation. Still Image was premiered by François and Quatuor Bozzini. I revised the first and second movements in 2011, simplifying the structure and bringing into relief the clarinet part.


Recorded on Centrediscs 'Still Image' 2012

Premiere Information:
19/09/2011 Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur Montreal François Houle - clarinet Bozzini Quartet

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8513 U55st
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, Woodwind(s), Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 22, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (37 p.) ;
    37 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 48
    5 parts ([48] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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