Fading Time... (For Solo Cello)
Fading Time (For Solo Cello)
Please note this work contains three movements.
Written for Yovan Markovitch of The Quatuor Danel, February 2021.
‘Fading Time...’, is a set of three interrelated miniatures that act as compositional etudes in creating static lines. In essence, this composition explores the relationship between melodic lines and temporality, with each movement becoming progressively more abstract and textural. The first movement opens confidently, with the melodic line most prominent, by the final movement the music dissolves into purely atmospheric textural music built upon the open strings. In particular, this piece capitalises on the natural, singing tone of the instrument whilst juxtaposing the more open, resonant, quality found in the cello.