Faded Shonorities is inspired by the sounds of the Japanese sho and the gagaku music of Japan. Throughout the work there is a strong focus on the polyphonic textures of gagaku (which differ fundamentally from the Western polyphony), the lack of large-scale dramatic gestures, the rhythmic elasticity and the non functional harmony.


First performance: 14 July 2005, Deal Festival, New London Chamber Ensemble.

Faded Shonorities (wind quintet)

FADED SHONORITIES (2005) for wind quintet. Duration: 12 minutes