Title: Wound and Wired
Year Completed: 2013
Duration: 9 mins
Instrumentation: Horn and Piano
Credits: For David Parker
Premiere: 30 Jan 2014 University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Music Recital Hall: J. Drew Stephen, horn ; Teresa Vaughan, piano
Purchase/Rent: Canadian Music Centre
This work is part of a collection of works for solo instrument and piano. Each piece is in three movements. The outer movements are high energy. The first movement tends to be minimalistic. The middle movement uses a walking bass-like line with a disjunct but lyric 'endless' chromatic melody. The last movement tends to be more free-flowing with longer active lines based on variations on a single pentatonic, or other scale with limited pitch material. Outer movements are titled “Wired”, “Wound”, “Released”, or another similar name. The middle movement is always called “and” as it joins the two outer movements.