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While the flute boasts an enormous contemporary repertoire, only a small number of these works truly examine the instrument or challenge the performer in a way that breaks new ground: rarely do we come across a re-framing of the technical – and more importantly, musical – potential of the flute. However, during the latter half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first a number of works have been composed for flute which have achieved iconoclastic status.
Inward humbly outlines these achievements of some of the major composers of our time, as well as introducing newer works into the circle.
The repertoire contained on this disc is the result of six years of collaborations, meetings and confrontations, throughout which the works have played a large part in Richard Craig’s development as a musician.
Since the beginning of his professional career in 2004, Richard Craig has quietly established himself as one of the leading interpreters of contemporary music in his generation, initiating new works and extending the expressive range of the flute. His dedication to realising works of the avant-garde and developing new repertoire has led him to be invited to perform with a variety of ensembles and to tour extensively performing in some of the most prestigious contemporary music festivals.
Dominik Karski: Streamforms
Brian Ferneyhough: Unity Capsule
Evan Johnson: L'art de toucher le clavecin, 2
L'art de toucher le clavecin, 2
Malin Bang: Alpha Waves
Salvatore Sciarrino: Venere che le Grazie la fioriscono
Venere che le Grazie la fioriscono
John Croft: …ne l'aura che trema (2007)
…ne l'aura che trema (2007)
Richard Barrett: Inward
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