- PROGRAM NOTE: CLARITYClarity draws from the reflection and focus achieved through isolation in some of Australia’s most pristine and remote locations. It refers particularly to a specific place in the Monaro region in the surrounds of the Australian Capital Territory called Numeralla. Here the Countegany fog rolls in across the eucalyptus-laden mountains in the evenings. Flute hauntingly weaves with the performer’s voice and cello lines, moving from lush haunting tones to rapid movements. Clarity was written for Kathleen Gallagher, one of Australia’s foremost advocates of the contemporary flute. I studied performance in flute with Gallagher in Sydney, Australia and reconnected in the United States where this piece was written.—Leah Curtis
- Performance InstructionsThe bass flute may be omitted if necessary.The sung portions may be transposed an octave to fit within the player’s vocal range.Clarity was first performed at “Streamforms” presented by the New Music Network, Sydney, Australia by Kathleen Gallagher (flutes) and Geoffrey Gartner (cello) on 15 July 2004.
Duration: 7΄ (approx.)
- Performances include:19 Jun 12: at Enchanted Preludes (Theme and Variations Piano Showroom (Newstead QLD)). Featuring Kathleen Gallagher, John Addison.3 Mar 07: Alfred Newman Recital Hall Los Angeles CA, USA. Featuring Tina Guo, Phillip Kim.15 Jul 04: Side on Cafe, Sydney, as part of the New Music Network concert 'Streamforms'. Featuring Kathleen Gallagher, Geoffrey Gartner.
Classical commission for Flute and Cello.