Path of Uneven Stones

for chamber ensemble

Linda Catlin Smith

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Composer Linda Catlin Smith
Year of Composition 2000
Duration ca.15'
Instrumentation Flute, 2 Clarinets In Bb, 2 Horns In F, Trombone, Percussion, Harp, Piano, 3 Violins
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Catalogue ID ce-lcs1pous1


Path of Uneven Stones was commissioned by the Societe de Musique Contemporaine de Quebec (SMCQ) through the Canada Council for the Arts. Central to the work is the piano, which is soloistic, yet non-heroic – a kind of anti-concerto. Throughout the work there are moments where I was trying to create a thicker texture than often found in my work, though at other moments the work thins to almost nothing. The work explores melodic line, (sometimes several lines in layers), which have a slightly uneven rhythmic nature, a path where the stones are unevenly spaced perhaps, though there are places where evenness is paramount.