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Matthew H. Fields
Matthew H. Fields
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Kabala

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Duration

12 minutes


Pronunciation

The accent goes on the last syllable of "Kabala".

Program Note

"Mystical traditions speak of purely imaginary things as hidden, secret, and somehow more real than reality.

"I'm not a mystic. I live here and now in reality. But, I speak of facts which lie deliberately hidden by people, things made to seem crazy to those who aren't in the know. Beneath outwards appearances, some idyllic-seeming, stable, patriarchal families hide a cruel ongoing pattern of domestic violence.

"This, then, is a rondo of inversion canons and refrains, a soundtrack for that secret hidden horror."

--Matthew H. Fields

Instrumentation

  • clarinet
  • viola
  • pianoforte

Year of Composition

1993.

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