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Here We Are For A Moment

for mixed chamber sextet

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bass trombone, violoncello, double bass

Year:  2006
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  flute, clarinet, bass clari...

Composer:   Samuel Holloway

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Samuel Holloway: Here we ar...

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FB: 'I may very often be discontented and loathe myself but I'm not trying to bring that out. Nor have I a disgust with life. Life is all we have. I mean, here we are for a moment.' (1984)

Here we are for a moment is a response to the work of Francis Bacon, though is not representative of any particular Bacon painting; rather it attempts to go beyond the dramatic and violent and capture the insistent energy, the malleability of forms, and the vitality of Bacon's work. Here we are for a moment was written between January and July 2006 for 175 East.

Commissioned note

Written for and premiered by 175 East in 2006

Dedication note

to Jim and Glenda, and the players of 175 East

Performance history

19 Aug 2006: Performed by 175 East, conducted by Hamish McKeich, at the Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University, Wellington

20 Aug 2006: Performed by 175 East, conducted by Hamish McKeich, at Hopetoun Alpha, Auckland

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