RE-volvere was written in the summer of 2014 whilst working with members of the australian Quiver Ensemble.


Duration: 9’


Instrumentation: bass flute, clarinet, percussion & double bass

RE – back, again; a prefix usually meaning again, anew, once more, or back, or as a new emphatic


volvere – to turn around or about, roll


The melodic line revolves and evolves, shifting between the instruments, blurring itself, creating shadows in its path, and is unsettled again and again by the pointillistic tappings on the temple bowl.

A semblance of stillness is eventually reached through a shorter, transposed fragment of the melody for solo double bass, the other instruments succinctly focussing on simple chords.

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