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As if to catch the fleeting tail of time

for guitar and ensemble

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  16m
Instrumentation:  guitar and ensemble (2-6 players) - instrumentation is flexible (and suggested size is also only a suggestion)

Year:  2009
Duration:  16m
Instrumentation  guitar and ensemble (2-6 pl...

Composer:   Philip Brownlee

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Philip Brownlee: As if to c...

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As if to catch the fleeting tail of time grew out of a collaboration with the composer and guitarist Dylan Lardelli. The guitar is at the centre of the work, and indeed the guitar part can be performed as a solo. A central concern is the creation of a flexible rhythmic space, which encourages the formation of spontaneous relationships between sound events. The guitar’s material is mostly specified, but the ensemble part is open-ended, even to the extent of its instrumentation, and the musicians are encouraged to collectively navigate their own path through the framework provided.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Dylan Lardelli, with funding from Creative New Zealand

Dylan Lardelli |

Dedication note

Dedicated to Dylan Lardelli

Performance history

14 Aug 2009: The Austrian connection: 1

26 Feb 2011: Interiors 1