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Himeros I

For Ensemble, dedicated to Georgia Royes

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Specifications
Region
Oceania
Estimated Duration
11 - 15min
Date
2016

ISMN : 979-0-2325-6609-2

Notes on this piece
The word Himeros is an ancient Greek word meaning uncontrollable desire. This word is also the name of the god that represents this feeling. Most of my compositional work revolves around Greek myth and ritual. This work tries to capture a certain melancholy and yearning feeling, in relation to lust. This is a theme I’ve explored many times, within works such as my opera Calypso, song cycle Ballad of the Crying Satyr and double concerto for Clarinet and Harp Peane from Hyacinth.
 
For me, there is a certain beauty and sad irony in the sense of feeling great passion but also great pain, that can come with lusting or loving someone, especially from afar.  For me there is a great beauty in the distance one can experience when attracted to someone; the sense that you are so alone yet so alive, emboldened in your desire yet totally mouse-like when you try to act upon it and of course at times the personal shame you feel when your feelings are hurt. 
These are some of the emotional concepts I was trying to capture in this work.
 
Written for Forest Collective, and premiered by them May, 2016 conducted by the composer. 
Instrumentation
Flute
Clarinet
Trumpet
Trombone
Percussions
Piano
Violin
Cello
Double bass
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 16