Title Instrumentation Duration Year
Perspectives Ensemble 8′ circa 2012
Ensemble: flute, clarinet, bassoon / trumpet, trombone / piano / violin, viola, cello, double bass
Commission: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
First performance: 31.10.2012, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool (UK) – Ensemble 10/10 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra), Clark Rundell, conductor
Recording available here
In Perspectives the idea is to adapt the concept of perspective and anamorphosis, which mainly concern the visual arts, to music by means of a common basic material that is not initially revealed but undergoes successive modifications like juxtaposition of different sonar panels that are actually built in a specular manner, refractions of significant fragments, exasperation of major gestures, and so forth. Referring to anamorphosis, the basic material is revealed only at about half of the piece through a virtuoso solo; anamorphic images, in fact, are solely comprehensible if the eye is placed in a particular point, in which the deformation disappears, giving way to a perfectly clear and proportionally exact image, albeit with strong illusionistic overtones.
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