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le kaléidoscope d’obscurité

for clarinet, bass clarinet, cello and double bass

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  2004
Duration:  9m

Dorothy Ker
Composer

Composer:   Dorothy Ker

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About

Like a number of my recent pieces 'le kaleidoscope d'obscurite' begins by laying out a cinematic succession of diverse images that retain their order through a cyclic process of transformation much of which, in this case, consists of distortion and an increasing emphasis on the residual, unpitched sounds and dissonances. The title is taken from the very beginning of 'a la recherche de temps perdu'; the piece inhabits a shadowy space between material definition and immateriality that has a kinship with the Proustian mode of experience - multidimensional, transient, shifting yet static. This piece is dedicated to 175 East.


Dedication note

for 175 East


Performance history

12 Jun 2004: Performed by 175 East cond. James Gardner; The Southern Ballet Theatre, The Arts Centre, Christchurch

08 Dec 2013: Performed by 175 East at Q Theatre, Auckland.