for solo flute/bass flute and tape
Per Foramen Acus Transire is dedicated in memoriam, to Andrei Tarkovsky, the Russian film-maker who died of cancer in December 1986. Tarkovsky’s work communicates a deeply personal struggle to break through the constraints of a material(istic) world to “an awareness of the eternal within the finite, the spiritual within matter, the limitless given form…. Art affirms all that is best in man — hope, faith, love, beauty, prayer” (from Sculpting in Time).
Per Foramen Acus Transire, which translates as “through the eye of the needle” (Gospel of Luke, 18:25), attempts to portray this struggle in music through the formal structure, the development of the musical material, and the relation between the live performer and the tape. The electronic material was realized on the UPIC computer music system at CEMAMu in Paris.
Per Foramen Acus Transire was begun in December 1986 and completed in October 1987. It was written for Nancy Ruffer who gave the premiere on 27 July 1988 at the Electric Music Festival in Newcastle, England.
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