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MORE LINES AND BALLADS 2019
chamber orchestra [6’]

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more lines and ballads initially stemmed from a series of experiments that used the American folk song Shenandoah (as recorded by Tom Waits and Keith Richards) as a form of source material. After a long process of filtering and transformation through improvisation and re-notation, the soft, vague and blurry edges of the current work began to appear. The static, hazy lines and sliding, shifting ballads hold only a tangential relationship to the source, which in the end offered an oblique stepping stone to this version of the piece.
Written for London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall Artistry players.
email: christiandrew@hotmail.co.uk
© Christian Drew 2021