The Gravity of Silence. Resonance #5

Paul Dolden

The Gravity of Silence. Resonance #5 has been performed in Glasgow and London…

The work is based on fairy simple melodic and harmonic ideas. The interest for me in this type of work is to use the recording studio to create a series of distinct sound worlds, or orchestrations, based on these melodic and harmonic ideas. The tape becomes the catalyst for creating the changes in mood and tone. The live soloist repeatedly states the melodic ideas in a simple to very virtuosic manner.


The Gravity of Silence. Resonance #5 was realized in 1995 at the composer’s studio and premiered by Nancy Ruffer on March 23, 1996 at Conway Hall in London (UK). The piece was commissioned by flutist Nancy Ruffer with support from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA).

Premiere

  • March 23, 1996, Nancy Ruffer, flute • Concert, Conway Hall, London (England, UK)

Details

flute and stereo fixed medium

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
, Paul Dolden, The Gravity of Silence. Resonance #5 (1995), 13:44 Pushing The Envelope / WHUS 91.7 FM (USA)
December 12, 2005 Paul Dolden, The Gravity of Silence. Resonance #5 (1995), 13:44 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
July 15, 2022 Paul Dolden, The Gravity of Silence. Resonance #5 (1995), 13:44 Radio Horizon 93.9 FM (South Africa)