Rekindle is a dialogue between the flute and the soundtrack, the two elements ‘rekindling’ one another’s material. The soundtrack takes notes over from the flute, deforming or prolonging them into new gestures and producing resonating flute chords. The flute in turn reacts to these electronic sounds. As the material is passed back and forth, pulsating rhythms in the soundtrack create a rhythmic blueprint for an increasingly virtuosic dialogue. At the work’s climax, the soundtrack takes control, forcing the flute into a flurry of sequential outbursts.
The flutist determines the interplay with the soundtrack partly by ear, at times synchronized to set musical markers.
for flute and soundtrack
flute, with B-foot
soundtrack (from CD)
First performance 14 February 2010, flute and soundtrack
Jane Mitchell, flute
Commissioned by Kettle's Yard with grant-aid for the 2009-10 New Music Series and the Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten. Dedicated to Martijn ten Napel
Published by Boosey & Hawkes