Duration c. 20 minutes Premiered by CCM Flute Quartet at Music 2004 Festival, June 13, 2004, Werner Recital Hall, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH.
(Performers: Molly Barth & studio, Vanderbilt University)
Published by DINSIC Publicacions Musicals, Barcelona, Spain.
5 Monochromatic Dances was originally written for the Dutch recorder quartet BRISK, and is arranged here in a version for flute quartet.
The term “monochromatic” refers to an artistic technique whereby a painting is done entirely in different shades of the same color. This analogy resides here both in terms of instrumentation (the 4 flutes often focused within a similar range) and gesture (each “dance” making use of only one or two ideas or means of articulation).
5 Monochromatic Dances may be performed in its entirety, or selected movements played as a set.
Dedicated to Louis Andriessen.
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