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Towards the Sun

Written in:
1990
Duration:
15'
Instrumentation:
fl. (=alto flute), vlc, synthesizer (Roland D50), tabla, live electronics (Sampler required to feed the synthesizer. The disc with the tabla samples is available from the composer.)
Commisioned by

Commissioned by the ensemble Shiva Nova, funded by Greater London Arts in 1990.

Premiere

Premiered in 1990 at the Almeida Theatre, London by Shiva Nova Ensemble.

Programme Note

My interest in the music of India began when I was a student. I have since found that many Indian rhythmic procedures can be applied in Western music.

Towards the sun is a testimony of my first incursions into applying these rhythmic procedures and combining tabla with Western instruments.