Larry Goves (born 1980) - a glimpse of the sea in a fold of the hills (UK premiere)

Filmed Live at The Martin Harris Centre, The University of Manchester 2nd November 2013

Nicholas Kok - conductor

Conrad Marshall - flute
Dov Goldberg - clarinet
Richard Casey - piano
Tim Williams - percussion
Benedict Holland - violin
Heather Wallington - viola
Jennifer Langridge - cello
Larry Goves (born 1980) - a glimpse of the sea in a fold of the hills

Several years ago I started writing a number of very minimal pieces of repeating melodies. This piece, scored for seven players and pre-recorded electronics, examines this kind of piece from a different perspective. Section of the piece have different combinations of instruments playing entirely independently highlighting different layers of music and chamber-music communications. This is contrasted by sections in unison, sections where the ensemble plays together but all with different material and layers of pre-recorded sound from same instruments in the ensemble. The poetic title reflects the gentle almost pastoral nature of much of the melodic material as well as the suggestions of layers of material visible in the distance. The piece was commissioned by the French ensemble L'Instant Donné and was premiered on 12 December 2011 as part of the Festival Reims Scenes d'Europe at Atelier de la Comédia de Reims.

©Larry Goves

About the composer: Larry Goves
Larry Goves is a composer based in Manchester. He has written for numerous ensembles and instrumentalists all over the UK and abroad. He performs live electronics in a variety of contexts in particular with his own group the house of bedlam. His music has been broadcast internationally and is released on NMC, Dutton Epoch, the London Sinfonietta’s Jerwood Series, Slip Discs, nonclassical and PRAH. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Anthony Gilbert and at Southampton University with Michael Finnissy. He currently teaches composition at the Royal Northern College of Music and for the National Youth Orchestra.

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