Programme Notes

Karen Lemon - Tangent Blues

Karen Lemon - Tangent Blues (2017)

Tangent Blues is a blues (that is, a jazzy theme and variations) that goes off on tangents (albeit arguably logical ones, rendering it like a jazzy sonata form). To be played with verve. Requires a willingness to take on the “personas” of flautist, alarm clock, dragonfly, angel, double bass and kick-arse merchant, amongst others.

Requires B foot.

Tangent Blues was written for the Polish-Australian flautist Ewa Kowalski.

Premiere: Sydney, 2018: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. Ewa Kowalski (flute) & Anna Rutkowska-Schock (piano).

Buy now