but rather it stems from a complex interplay

Marc Yeats - Composer

but rather it stems from a complex interplay

for treble doubling descant recorders, cor anglais, viola and double bass

Dedicated to my dear friend and composer, Sadie Harrison

This is a timecode-supported polytemporal composition

Duration circa: 16 minutes

There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, an unfolding of material manifests through contrasting music sections to provide the listener with an experience without programmatic intent. It is the interplay between and within these sections that is the narrative content of the composition.

The material constituting this piece stems from, among other sources, the clarinet writing in the each changing series of pieces (2020-2023) that are themselves self-borrowed, transformed and enhanced materials from the violin part in always searching for home (2020), and where those materials were themselves self-borrowed and transformed from the violin 1 part of the 2016 string quartet, observation 5.

I am always fascinated by how the combination of musical materials with other content, in this case, the two solo flute pieces brought together to make a duo piece, affects how these materials interact in time, constantly changing the vertical, harmonic and rhythmic relationships of the combined elements to alter how we perceive this unchanged material when presented in different contexts. These contextual changes can radically alter our perception of the sounding music.

but rather it stems from a complex interplay is dedicated to my friend and colleague, Sadie Harrison, and written for the recorder player Sylvia Hinz and XelmYa.