Tears in the Fragile Web of Memory
for flute and harp

Robert Bauer
Composer
Robert Bauer
Composition Date: 2018
Duration: 00:08:25
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Duos, Woodwind(s), Plectral String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Harp
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Programme Note:
This work is for flute and harp and was commissioned by Jack Chen and Ellen Gibling thanks to a grant from Arts Nova Scotia.Since the death of my mother in 2014, I have become very aware of the elusiveness of memory. Mother had dementia in her final days and witnessing this failing of her mind was a painful experience. Also, as I find myself aging, I am starting to question the validity of my own memories. Do I actually remember a certain event or did someone tell me about it and I only imagine that I remember it?In order to explore this concept through music, I have create a work that is roughly in rondo form...A-B-A-C-A-B-A. So, the opening material keeps recurring throughout the piece. But, because I am exploring flaws in memory, the recurring material becomes more and more varied, twisted, even disjointed, with each repeat. I hope that listeners find this to be a lyrical piece that begins with a light feel, but becomes darker and sadder as the memories fail to come back intact.Incidentally, the dual meaning of the word "Tears" in the title is intentional.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8212 B344tea 2018
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Duos, Woodwind(s), Plectral String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 26, 2018
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    10 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 9
    Parts
    9 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Ellen Gibling and Jack Chen.
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