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Scott Wilson - Vortically

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Scott Wilson (b.1969) Vortically (2010)
Version for standard bass flute (2012)

Air, wind, flowing, transmission… whispers, fragments of Morse code (a secret language), vortices of different shapes and sizes, whirling, spinning, singing, song…

Vortically is dedicated to Carla Rees, without whose fearsome technique and boundless good humour a piece for quarter-tone bass flute and electroacoustics might well have proven near impossible to realise; and to my friend and teacher Christos Hatzis, for always encouraging me to take my own path, and for nudging me back towards it from time to time.


Scott Wilson 2010

This version of Vortically has been modified from the original (for Kingma System bass flute) to make it performable on a standard bass flute. The version was prepared by the composer in conjunction with Carla Rees, and first performed by Wilson and Rees at the INTER/actions conference at Bangor University on 11th April 2012.

Premiere of Kingma System version: Carla Rees, Kingma System bass flute, Scott Wilson, electronics
BEAST Plus, George Cadbury Hall, Birmingham, 16 January 2010

The version for closed hole bass flute was prepared by the composer in conjunction with Carla Rees, and first performed by Wilson and Rees at the INTER/actions conference at Bangor University on 11th April 2012.


Duration: 12’00

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