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With the Current

for flute, cello, percussion and piano

Year:  1986   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  flute doubles alto flute

Year:  1986
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  flute doubles alto flute

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-4

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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A long time fascination with the movement and sound of water provided the stimulus for a work in which I concentrated on the idea of simulating the interplay of different rates of movement in various sound textures. These range from the gentle movement in a pool to the turbulence of a swift flowing river.

With the Current was commissioned by the Australian new music ensemble Flederman with funding from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Composers Foundation. The work was first performed by this ensemble at the University of Adelaide on 6 May 1986.

This work was recorded by the Karlheinz Company in March 1989.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Flederma with assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative NZ) and the NZ Composers Foundation of APRA

Performance history

06 May 1986: Performed by Australian music ensemble, Flederman, at University of Adelaide in 1986.

Performed by the Karlheinz Company in March 1989