Commissioned by Esprit Orchestra
for chamber orchestra [18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124 – perc(2) – pno – strings min. 126.96.36.199.2]
A knot is a means of fastening or securing linear material by tying or interweaving. In this case the ‘linear material’ is a collection of melodic fragments left over from my orchestral work, The Llano Curve. The ‘interweaving’ occurs on two levels; a fast, persistent ostinato becomes progressively more and more entwined as it spins itself out in two tempi simultaneously, while a slow melody is entangled and enveloped by a web of frantic tremolos and glissandi.
May 8, 2008 - Esprit Orchestra, Alex Pauk, conductor, Innis Town Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada