Programme Notes

Nickos Harizanos - Modesty op. 77

Nickos Harizanos - Modesty (2008)
For solo bass flute

Modesty for solo bass flute was composed in 2008. It is dedicated to Wilfrido Terrazas, who gave the premiere the same year in Mexico. The title describes the intentions of the composer, along with the character of the work. A slow pulse, and the presence of silences, combine to become distinctive elements in the piece, leaving the listener and the performer space to breathe, and to get deeper into the phrasing and alterations in the modal-based melodic lines.

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