Intimate Curve

Graham Fitkin (1963)

Intimate Curve 2015

3333/4331/timp/2perc/strings
Duration 
25
Genre 

Intimate Curve was commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and composed between September 2014 and February 2015.
I was asked to write a 'concerto for orchestra' and the new piece focuses on various solo instruments, instrumental groups and sectrions of the orchestra whilst gradually piecingthem together into on large mass. It also gently probes the idea of sensory change over time and in particular the nature of arousal. The interaction of so many different sensations both conscious and unconscious, the internal conflicts of control versus abandon, promise yet restraint. And the physical changes, the emotional loading, the perceptions of smell, sound and touch, each one feeding off the other in a stat of heightened awareness.

Graham Fitkin

Performances 
7.5.22 Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Dima Slobodeniouk
17.1.17 BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Edwin Outwater
3
Flute
3
Oboe
3
Clarinet
3
Bassoon
4
Horn
3
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Tuba
1
Timpani
2
Percussion
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