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Work

2015
Instrumentation:
Flute, viola, cello, harp, accordion, vibraphone, percussion.

Samples

application/pdf,212k Score (212k) Page 1-6© Jeroen Speak

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Programme Note

Eratosthenes’ Sieve gets its title from the Greek philosopher Eratosthenes, who devised a ‘seive’ by which he could judge a number to be a prime number. I attempt to reflect this way of working in my formal approach to this work, by continuously evaluating and responding to new material inside existing material, a continuous ‘sieving’ of material. This creates a structure which continuously re-evaluates itself, and disperses both with, and against, the flow of ‘musical’ time, and in which the musical ‘DNA’ is reflected at both the micro and macro level, like a self replicating feedback loop, or fugue, it avoids the teleological yet remains goal orientated.

Difficulty:
Advanced

Performance History

World Premiere for P: Eratosthenes' Sieve; STROMA 300815 30 Aug 2015 Performed by STROMA and conducted by Hamish McKeich, at the City Gallery Wellington, in Wellington.
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