Israfel
for flute and eight digital computer-controlled synthesizers

Larry Lake
Composer
Larry Lake
Composition Date: 1987
Revision Date: 1987
Genre: Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 8 x Synthesizer
Programme Note:
Larry Lake

Israfel, 1987

Commissioned by: Christine Little and Michael Little

“The poem tells of the angel Israfel, described in the Koran, who is the master musician in heaven: his heart-strings are a lute. The poet [Edgar Allen Poe] tells us that in the Islamic heaven Israfel’s music makes planets themselves pause in their orbits to listen.”

“But, as great as is Israfel’s music, it is, the poet tells us, limited by the fact that he has never been human – has never suffered the pain of mortality. If, he says, a mortal were gifted with the same abilities, how much greater his music would be.”


Premiere Information:
Christine Little, flute, Larry Lake, computer, Québec, May 9, 1987

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 9110 L192is
  • Genre:
  • Works with Electronics / Multi-Media, Solo Works, Woodwind(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 3, 1990
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([15] p.) ; 28 cm. + 1 compact disc : digital ; 12 cm.
    15 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 13
    This piece includes a tape part
  • Additional Information:
  • Programs and/or performance tapes avail. from composer.
    (Photocopy); original in CMC Toronto.
    For flute and eight digital computer-controlled synthesizers.

    Tape part available from CMC Toronto.
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