string quartet and flute
Both the malleability of musical form and the possibility for the listener to perceive its ongoing transformations within a composition lie at the heart of Les Raisons de Forces Mouvantes (The reasons behind moving forces).
The title is taken from a seventeenth-century book of the same name which describes the manufacturing of fountains, mechanical organs and clocks.
This composition was commissioned through a grant from the Canada Council by the Purcell Quartet (Vancouver) and the flutist Kathryn Cernauskas. Its premiere took place in Vancouver, April 1985.
Thursday, September 25, 1986
Tuesday, January 26, 2016