Breath of fire

Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:13:30
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Accordion
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Program NoteThe title "Breath of Fire" signifies "vital energy". This idea is inspired by the Chinese notion of "Qi" which deals the mysterious vital force that sustains life. In a poetic sense, the music symbolizes energy flows through "breath" (clarinet), "air" (accordion), and "body" (cello). The patterns of "flows" and special energy are dramatized in the composition in four stages: deliberation, effervescence, deviation, and transcendenceThe composition is built primarily on a mosaic of three contrasting elements: stillness (slow ascending lines), brightness (capricious motifs), and darkness (sound mass created by rapid moving block chords or still clusters). The music also presents certain geometric design of rhythmic patterns and contrasting color schemes that echoes contemporary urban design, at times evokes nostalgic reference to stylized "pop culture" elements as well as oriental flavors.This work is Commissioned by Duo Contempera (accordionist Joseph Petric and cellist David Hetherington) with clarinetist Joaquin Valdepenas for Amici Chamber Music Concerts through a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

Premiere Information:
Toronto
Glenn Gould Studio
29 Jan 2012
Joaquin Valdpenas (clarinet), David Heatherington (cello),Joseph Petric (accordion).

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8315 H678br
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 26, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (27 p.) ;
    27 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 42
    3 parts ([42] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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