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for cello

Year:  1997   ·  Duration:  1m 15s

Year:  1997
Duration:  1m 15s

Composer:   James Gardner

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Performed by Ashley Brown (cello)

James Gardner: Charge - AUDIO

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This short piece was written as a twenty-first birthday present for clarinettist Esther Smaill. The melodic fragment heard at the outset soon skitters over its own unstable surface, mutates into fanfare-like repetitions, is spliced with momentary cantabile inserts, is interrupted by slow motion signposts, and blows itself out in a final burst of energy.

Dedication note

for Katherine Hebley and Anton Lukoszevieze

Performance history

25 Oct 2003: Performed by Ashley Brown, at the Dorothy Winstone Centre, in Auckland. Part of the (09)03 Contemporary Music Festival.