for flute, harp, vibraphone and cello

Erika Fox

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for flute, harp, vibraphone and cello

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Composer Erika Fox
Year of Composition 1983
Duration ca.16'


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Winner of the 1983 Finzi Award.

First performed by the Endymion Ensemble, conducted by Howard Williams, at Wigmore Hall, London.

Also performed:

Purcell Room, London. Conducted by Erika Fox.

BBC Broadcast. “Lontano”. Conducted by Odaline de la Martinez.

University of Auckland, New Zealand. The Karlheinz Company.

“The title refers to the effect produced by tiny motivic fragments which make up the work. These are repeated over and over, transformed through being placed in a different context each time. I chose the two pairs of instruments for their strongly contrasted character, as I have always been interested in the drama of opposites. The ‘cool’ flute and passionate cello provide the lyrical melodic element and the gentle harp and agile vibraphone the harmonic and colouristic one, though sometimes these roles are reversed.”