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Continuing the line of works for solo instrument combined with soundtrack (Auburn, Oog and Just Before), Rekindle integrates the play of changing perspectives between live and prerecorded sound.

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.

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Instrumentation

for flute and soundtrack
2009

flute, with B-foot

soundtrack (from CD)

Details

Duration

8′

First performance

14 February 2010
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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

Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes

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Performances

Last performance


30 January 2020

Rekindle

Izabella Pop, flute

Robert Schumann University, Düsseldorf , Germany

All performances of Rekindle

News

6 March 2010

Premieres of ‘Rekindle’ and ‘The Book of Disquiet’

Joao Reis, Casa da Música Van der Aa’s latest work, Rekindle for flute and soundtrack, received its world premiere on 14 February 2010 during a Composer’s Portrait concert in Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. The work will also be presented in Villa Romana, Florence on 6 March in a concert entitled...

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23 January 2010

World premiere of ‘Rekindle’

Kettle’s Yard Van der Aa’s latest work, Rekindle for flute and soundtrack, will be premiered on 14 February 2010 during a Composer’s Portrait concert in Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Jane Mitchell is the flutist. Rekindle integrates the play of changing perspectives between liv...

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