for Bb clarinet, cello and piano

Richard Whalley

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for Bb clarinet, cello and piano

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Composer Richard Whalley
Year of Composition 2006
Duration ca.12'
ISMN 9790570682720
Categories (all composers) , ,
Catalogue ID ce-rw1c1


Circling was inspired by the old steam engines that used to drive the cotton mills, now residing in the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. I was fascinated by the cross-rhythms of all the cogs, pistons and gears, endlessly moving back and forth at an array of different speeds, all connected and dependent on one another. There’s something melancholic about these beautiful, eccentric constructions still clanking away, yet confined to a museum, the world having moved on: in the age of the microchip machines do not clank.