In order to read complete fullscores online,
subscribe to the online library
preview1_10222.230831.062155
preview2_10222.230831.062155
File 2

Miniatures from Phoenicia

for Flute Alone

7,00 €
Printed format (+14,80 € printing and shipping). Colissimo7-14 days aprox.
Digital version (+0,00 €) instant download
When you buy a score, you can contact the composer right here!
Specifications
Region
North America (Canada - USA)
Estimated Duration
6 - 10min
Date
2020

ISMN : 979-0-2325-7041-9

Videos on this piece
Notes on this piece

Around 1050 BC, the Phoenicians invented the very first writing system based on phonetics. Spread by Phoenician merchants across the Mediterranean world, it evolved and was assimilated by many other cultures and became the foundation for the Roman alphabet used by Western civilization – as well as all other alphabetic writing systems currently in use.

Miniatures from Phoenicia intersects my curiosity about linguistics (specifically the branch of phonology) with my interest in the history of my ancestors, the Phoenicians, particularly their groundbreaking innovation – the phonetic alphabet – into my music. The music is partially inspired by the main phonological groups: vowels, plosives (p, t, k, etc…), sibilances/fricatives (s, sh, f, etc...).

The music of Phoenicia has been lost. With this piece, however, I invite the audience to re-imagine what it might have sounded like. I ask the flutist to play in a number of unconventional ways – sometimes superimposing multiple extended techniques on top of each other.

The language of the music is constructed with the help of small cells that form recursive patterns – mimicking the recursive nature of Semitic languages. Perhaps one might hear the spirit of ancient Phoenicia come back to life through these miniatures.

Miniatures from Phoenicia is dedicated to Mary Kay Fink who so generously helped me, and without whom this piece would not exist in its current form. I am eternally grateful for all of her guidance, ideas and inspiration – as well as for premiering the piece.
Instrumentation
Flute
Recording
Recording by Mary Kay Fink at Kulas Hall
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 16


Customers Who Viewed This Piece Also Viewed:
noimage
portada_9170.210918.044720_oco2021
Oco