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for flute and piano

Year:  2003

Year:  2003

Composer:   Chris Watson

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Piano and flute wrestle in a virtuosic soundscape dominated by dissonantly arranged major thirds and major ninths. "Shift" continues my exploration of metric modulation as a structural parameter, though in this case the title alludes not only to "gear changes" in pulse, but to movement between styles.

"Shift" was commissioned by OKTA and premiered by Katherine Austin and Ingrid Culliford in 2004.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by OKTA

Dedication note

For Ingrid Culliford and Katherine Austin

Performance history

14 May 2004: Performed by Okta; Gallagher Concert Chamber, Waikato University, Hamilton