Title Weaves and Tangles
Date of composing February 2018
Duration [3’53”], [2’44’’], [4’28’’]
Genre character pieces for solo flute
Style contemporary, neo-romantic
Level of difficulty advanced
Copyright © 2018 Natalia Pispini
1. In G. Allegro e Adagio. 2. In B flat. Allegretto spensierato. 3. In G. Moderato scherzando
The weaving lines of my artworks ‘Reused Wood Lace’ served as a primary source of inspiration for this music. The fragments of those artworks were also used to decorate the score covers and the media clips. I thought of weaving, bending and intertwining branches like motifs melodically wavy and rhythmically expressing kind of interrupted regularity. As for character, this music can be interpreted as abstract pictures (with scattered dots, curved lines and complex shapes). Or one could describe it in terms of changeable mood, capricious sensitivity, or elegance of weird dancing. Or maybe it is just ‘voices’ of the nature like birds, springs, winds, whisper of leaves, veiled and passed through the filter of individual musical ‘vision’ …
All pieces are stylistically similar and have the same composing principles of rhythmic changeability, metric instability, and gradual modification of scales. The melodies are based on symmetrical or non-symmetrical scales, but the diatonic foundation and tonalities are recognizable. The variety of rhythmic patterns was applied (symmetrical, additive, divisive etc.). The musical structure is free form in piece No.1, and ternary form in pieces No.2 and 3.
Three pieces are independent and aimed to be performed separately, but it is possible to play them successively as a cycle. No extended technique is needed. Nevertheless, many rhythmical and textural challenges claim for the advanced level of difficulty.
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