Between

for violin and harpsichord

John Palmer

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Composer John Palmer
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Bach, Contrapunctus, Interpunctus, Between: two musical entities and a space between them, a continuous contrapunctal between-ness being always present and irrevocable: such a musical space is triggered by three fragments deriving from ‘the Art of Fugue’ unfolding in 19 interrelated moments. On another plane, I was intrigued by the existence of the between-states, the bardos of Tibetan Buddhism, a transitional experience between death and rebirth that I like to imagine as an intense dialectical confrontation with the self in a musical present suspended between past and future.