Still Time (2001)9:03
for flute and electronics
Alejandro Escuer — flute
Still Time is concerned with an interplay between stasis and speed. Stasis conveys a sense of sound being frozen in time, and also of dormant life; something that is loaded with expectancy of what will emerge, of something errupting into life. Speed conveys a sense of panic and time becoming more and more compressed. This is reflected in the melodic materials which themselves become compressed into a quarter-tonal language as the work progresses. The electronic part counterpoints the flute. It is to be seen as an extension of some of the extended flute techniques expanding their timbral and spectral trajectories into extended time and space.
Still Time was commissioned by Alejandro Escuer and is dedicated to him. The premiere took place in Mexico City on 28th June 2002.
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