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Diego Vega: Mirth, fog - for flute and piano - Jennifer Grim, flute; Timothy Hoft, piano
Seeded by ddvega on 17 Sep 2015
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Author: Diego Vega
Diego Vega: Mirth, fog - for flute and piano - Jennifer Grim, flute; Timothy Hoft, piano The title "Mirth, fog" is an anagram made with the letters from the last names of the performers who premiered the piece and to whom the work is dedicated: Jennifer Grim, Timothy Hoft. The piece has 3 movements and an interlude between the first and the second movement. The sharp rhythmic and emotional contrasts between characters throughout the piece are musical metaphors of mirth and fog. Mirth evokes joy, amusement, euphoria, and laughter; and fog suggests darkness, mystery, haze, and sorrow—combining them in one piece creates a charged mix of feelings and emotions. Movement I: slow and improvisatory—fast—calm; interlude: slow and lyrical in a mostly low register for the flute; movement II: dark and mysterious; movement III: rhythmic, angular, fast. The agitated character of the third movement is also the result of the use and development of two Colombian rhythmic structures: the pasillo and th
Composer: Diego Vega