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for bass clarinet

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  7m

Year:  2008
Duration:  7m

Alex Taylor

Composer:   Alex Taylor

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Alex Taylor: mindsets - AUDIO

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This set of five miniatures for bass clarinet explores the experiences of different states of mind:

I. Somnolence, n. a state of drowsiness; a condition of semi-consciousness approaching coma
II. Sharpness, n. a quick and penetrating intelligence; the cutting ability of an edge
III. Obstinacy, n. unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome
IV. Doubt, n. a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality, or nature of something
V. Vertigo, n. a confused, disoriented state of mind; a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings

Each movement has an individual character but together they form a sort of continuum from passive inactivity to driving motion, and from safety to danger.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Anna McGregor

Anna McGregor

Contents note

I. Somnolence
II. Sharpness
III. Obstinacy
IV. Doubt
V. Vertigo

Performance history

27 Jul 2008: Emerging Artists

13 Oct 2009: NZSM Woodwind Showcase