Programme Notes

Benjamin Tassie - Filth

Filth (2016) - Benjamin Tassie (b. 1987)
for contrabass flute and electronics

The strangeness of the contrabass flute’s sound is explored in this piece for contrabass flute and electronics. The instrument’s upper register, with it’s forced, reed-like timbre, is contrasted with sections exploring the mellifluous and fragile lower register. This is set against squirming synth sounds in the electronics, distorted bass drums, and moments of sparseness.

Filth was written for Carla Rees, who gave the first performance at Iklectik, London on 5th November 2016

Duration: 5'40 approx

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