Title: TRIO: In Space Enlaced

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: bass flute, cor anglais, viola

Program note:

This piece was written for Takefu Festival, Japan, and premiered there by Next Mushroom Promotion. Throughout the piece the three instruments find themselves entangled in various contrapuntal and heterophonic webs. The individual identities merge into a collective entity. I was inspired by the surreal expression of love David Gascoyne’s poem “Antennae”:

The timeless sleepers tangled in the bed
In the midst of the sonorous island, alone

The tongue between the teeth
The river between the sands

Love in my hand like lace
Your hand enlaced with mine.

      TRIO: In Time Entwined