Memory of Colour


Genre: Chamber ensemble: fl, cl, mar, hp, vn, vc + four channel tape

Description: A work in four movements for an ensemble of six with intervening electronic preludes, conceived in response to a shimmering textile installation by Teruyoshi Yoshida
Duration: 40 minutes
Date: 2004

Programme Note

Memory of Colour is a musical response to an installation The Surface of the Lake by the Japanese artist, Teruyoshi Yoshida. Yoshida's work has a shimmering gold leaf surface which creates bands of colour in the reflective surface beneath. My work is structured as a series of four instrumental movements. Between each movement there is an electronic interlude. This creates a continuous soundscape, moving between live and tape sounds and in an ideal performance a highly immersive effect.

A fine example of the hidden gems the Brighton Festival can produce
— Argus, 12 May 2004