Denis Smalley - Interior Impacts
  Year :   2004
  Location :   England
  Worktype :   CD
  Materials:   -
  Info :   empreintes DIGITALes | IMED 0409 | 2004

  Work Details  
  An important distinguishing feature of the five works on this compact disc is the relationship between gesture and texture. Musical gesture, derived from our experience of physical gesture, is concerned with the tendency for sound-shapes to move towards or away from goals in the musical structure; it is concerned with growth, temporal evolution, sense of forward direction, the impact of events, dramatic surface. Texture, however, is more about interior activity, the patterns inside sounds, about encouraging the ear to contemplate inner details; it is often more about standing still and observing the behaviors of sounds rather than pressing onwards through time. Gesture can be textured, and textures can be formed from gestures the interplay and balance between them lie at the heart of our experiences in musical time. Denis Smalley, Norwich (United Kingdom), September 1992