SLAVIC GROOVES & MEDITATIONS (trios)
7 Mvts for flute, violin & viola 53:00
In Motion, Entwined
1. At Peace 9:00
2. In Motion, Entwined 10:00
3. Seed (Oj Javore) ~ 8:45
4. Suspended ~ 6:45
5. Lutko Moja (oh doll of mine) 5:45
6. Ide Vreme (Goes the Time) 5:30
7. Oppa Oppa 9:00
This is the second incarnation of Slavic Grooves and Meditations, a re-working of a set of ideas I originally wrote in duo form for Carla and myself. Having organised a small tour in Europe for the Elektra Collektive (violin and viola) playing my Reflections on Life, Death, and Transience in 2014, what better way to create more variety, both in form and colour in the program than to add viola to the Slav Duos.
This allowed, of course, for many more possibilities than that afforded by duo, so, they are now quite different from the original duos, as well as some new movements altogether. Tempted as I am to say that the next incarnation (for quintet) is the 'final' version, they are all complete, and dare I say perfect in their own unique ways,
Given that some of the original "Duo" movements were conceived, and performed with, percussion, these 'Trios' will actually end up as "Quartets", (when I get around to it) with the inclusion of percussion. As a concession to the straighter classical world, they can however be played quite effectively, without, (that is if you want to present a limp, boring as shit 'classical' trio concert....... yawn, fidget......... discretely check your mobile in your lap..... yawn.... polite clap.............
Sunday 24th September, 2017 London