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...vers libre...

for flute, clarinet in B flat and guitar

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2002
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Chris Watson

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Scored for guitar, flute and Bb clarinet, ...vers libre... (meaning "free verse") threads through a succession of musical landscapes, punctuated by colouristic events and frequent upheavals in pulse (governed by metric modulations), never pausing to cast an eye backwards. The work was premiered at the Nelson Composers' Workshop in 2002 and has received subsequent performances at the 2003 ACL Forum in Seoul, Korea, and at the neue musik aus neuseeland festival at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in 2006. Dylan Lardelli has played the guitar part in all performances. ...vers libre... is published by Waiteata Press and appears on a CD of works by emerging New Zealand composers.

Performance history

25 Jul 2002: Performed by Kirstin Eade (flute), Dylan Lardelli (guitar), Andrew Uren (B flat clarinet) and Ewan Clark (conductor)

22 May 2003: Performance at the 2003 Asian Composers League Forum in Seoul by Dylan Lardelli (NZ - guitar), Hiyeun Lee (flute) and Younggun Lee (clarinet), at Paiknam Concert Hall, Hanyang University

30 Jun 2006: Performance at the "three generations" concert at the "neue musik aus neuseeland" mini-festival at Musikhochschule Lübeck, organised by Dieter Mack. Performed by Dylan Lardelli (NZ - guitar), Constanze Lobodzinski (flute) and Igal Levin (clarinet).

24 Oct 2008: picnic at limbo ledge

26 Oct 2008: picnic at limbo ledge 2

14 Apr 2009: Contemporary Visions 19

19 Apr 2012: New Music from New Zealand

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