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Composition 4

for flute and electronic sounds

Year:  1972   ·  Duration:  11m

Year:  1972
Duration:  11m

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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John Rimmer: Composition 4 ...

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During the 1970s John Rimmer produced a series of Compositions, for different instruments and electronic sounds. In Composition 4 the flute is accompanied by a gentle environment of string and percussive-like timbres. The flute writing contains a wide variety of expressive devices and overall bears an oriental influence, in particular that of the Japanese vertically blown shakuhachi.

Performance history

11 May 1990: Performed by Mark Underwood (flute) at St John's Smith Square in London

03 Feb 2009: Contemporary Visions 14

03 Mar 2009: Happy Birthday, John Rimmer

26 May 2019: Performed by Uwe Grodd (flute) with Clovis McEvoy (diffusion) as part of Karlheinz Company's 'John Rimmer at 80' concert - Music Theatre, University of Auckland

Performed by Alexa Still (flute)

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