Aitken, R :: Icicle

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  • Composer
    Aitken, R
  • Instrumentation
    Flute Alone
  • Publisher
    Editions Musicales Transatlantiques [524000020]
  • Orchestration
    fl
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
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Icicle

Aitken, R

"Canadian born musician Robert Aitken (b. 1939) has enjoyed an active and versatile career as a flutist, composer, and new music champion. The influence of non-Western music traditions on his compositional aesthetic is reflected in his sensitivity to microtonality, color, and timbre. Aitken belongs to a resurgent class of contemporary flutist-composers— a tradition that began in the Baroque era and proved crucial to the recognition of the flute as a virtuosic solo instrument— and their intimate knowledge of the instrument’s capabilities have laid the foundation for a new body of repertoire specifically tailored to the modern system flute.

Editions Transatlantiques Paris commissioned Aitken to compose a work for young flute players, and the resulting work was Icicle (1977) for solo flute. Though the idea for the piece came on a winter day in New Hampshire and the shimmering effects in the work evoke images of glistening icicles, the title was retrospectively conceived. The composer insisted in a 1981 interview that Icicle 'isn’t terribly, terribly, intellectual' and subsequently revealed that one of the principal techniques used in the work— playing without the thumb key— was meant to be a fun and out-of-the-ordinary trick for the intended young performers. However, regardless of compositional intent, the novel and colorful timbral effects in the work have solidified its place in the contemporary flute repertoire." - Dr. Amanda Cook, 2016

  • Composer
    Aitken, R
  • Instrumentation
    Flute Alone
  • Publisher
    Editions Musicales Transatlantiques [524000020]
  • Orchestration
    fl
  • Includes CD or Audio Download
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined
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