"In the wonderful world of non-western ensemble music, we can hear some most fascinating samples of collectivism. Here, usually each player performs a relatively simple pattern, rhythm or motive, which - on itself - seems without much musical value. However, once performed in the ensemble it becomes part of some sensational and enigmatic music. With the idea to integrate non-western ensemble techniques into the contemporary flute ensemble and with a focus towards Bali, Indonesia, I first composed three short studies for flute ensemble. These were based on techniques like canon, interlocking (a pattern or melody is divided amongst various parts) and kecak (the Balinese Hindu-legend monkey dance, with dazzling vocal interlocking).
Kotekan (= a Balinese interlocking technique) has been created as a sequel to these three short studies. Kotekan involves some contemporary flute techniques like wind tones, harmonics, and bamboo tones as well as a non-western approach concerning ensemble playing. Here, beauty can merely arise from the enjoyment of the elusive nature of the collectivism."
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Part 1: Flute
- Part 2: Flute
- Part 3: Flute
- Part 4: Flute
- Part 5: Flute
- Part 6: Alto Flute
- Part 7 (Optional): Bass Flute
- Part 8 (Optional): Bass Flute
Publisher: Zimmermann Frankfurt
Publisher's reference: ZM32590
Our Stock Code: 1054712
Media Type: Paperback