100 VIEWS FROM THE BIRD'S EYE

100 VIEWS FROM THE BIRD'S EYE

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Instrumentation
flute (doubling alto flute in G, and piccolo); bass cl, piano
Alternate Title
100 VIEWS FROM THE BIRD'S EYE
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
8
Movements
Cat-Tale
Bird-Brain

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100 Views from the Bird's Eye developed as a type of composition/meditation exercise. The second movment was written first, and was a deliberate exploration of the thin line separating continuity/disconinuity. At Yaddo, every morning for two weeks I went to my studio and wrote at least five fragments, each of which I could call in some way a "piece". The work was completed when one hundred such fragments had been written. As a necessary contrast to this constantly shifting point-of-view, the first movement was written later as an introduction. Here I looked for a certain static, repetitive, obsessive character I observe in my cat. It also became clear in retrospect that the second movement entered the splintered consciousness of the birds she likes to watch out the window (hence the two movement titles). The feel of the whole piece should be whimsical, cunning, sly, and frenetic.

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new engraved edition, 2014

First Perfomance
Written for Het Trio: Harrie Starreveld, Harry Sparnaay, and René Eckhardt
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Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
instrumental trio
duo or ensemble+ keyboard
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Instrument
flute (dbl picc) , Flute (dbl alto fl) , bass clarinet , piano

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