Tag: 2019

Smith – Dark Colours

Samuel Smith’s atmospheric wind quintet, Dark Colours, pushes the boundaries of colour and texture in new and unexpected ways.

Written in 2019 for the Melbourne Recital Centre’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Samuel Smith’s Dark Colours explores the sounds of the wind quintet in a particularly unique way. The composer writes the following: “dark colours finds its meaning and purpose in the assemblage of colours visible behind closed eyes. Appropriately then, it explores an interior, hushed, and […]

Skipworth – Partita for Solo Clarinet

Lachlan Skipworth’s remarkable first foray into the world of solo wind music

Lachlan Skipworth’s Partita for Solo Clarinet was commissioned by Charles Davidson and Lloyd Van’t Hoff; it was premiered by Lloyd Van’t Hoff at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2019. Of the work, the composer writes the following: “About 18 months ago, Lloyd put in a formal request for a solo clarinet work as a follow up […]

Whitney – Five Scenes

Ian Whitney explores and subverts musical tropes in a charming series of narrative vignettes

Ian Whitney’s Five Scenes cleverly plays with different musical tropes and forms: the first scene is a modern take on a moto perpetuo; the third scene evokes Classical hunting music; and the fifth interprets American prairie music in the style of “Spanish” music written in Paris. These five vignettes are titled: I. Moto perpetuo–II. Duet–III. […]