sonorities and an engaging sound world... a major opus in terms
both of its evocative musical content and its duration, ...representing
an important contribution to the body of music for low flutes." (Will
ending in particular is stunningly beautiful..." (Jim
de Saram (cello) and Will Sleath (flute) premiered 'FRAGILITIES
as part of an exciting programme of contemporary works for cello
and flute on 27th November 2014 at Falmouth University, followed
a day later with a second performance at the Exchange, Penzance.
Feedback was overwhelmingly positive. A studio recording followed
work's title reflects its preoccupation with the fragilities and
ambiguities of sound: sounds isolated by silence; sounds on the
borders of silence; tones on the borders of noise; sounds growing
from and dying to nothing; the suggestions and fragmentation of
theme, ambiguities of tempo and pulse. The commission was made possible
thanks to the generosity of the Britten-Pears Foundation.