Solo for Three
Solo for Three is a soliloquoy full of
internal conflict, voiced for three strongly contrasting
instruments. Intense dramatic utterances alternate with echoes
and ruminations, themselves often punctuated or interrupted by
contrasting ideas. Originally drafted as an essay in creating a single line out
of the disparate materials of violin and percussion, the work took on
a new life and rhetorical direction when Roger Reynolds suggested opening "windows"
looking out onto other sonic perspectives - and oddly, both of us immediately
thought of the trumpet.