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Matthew H. Fields
Matthew H. Fields
Composer
Selected Solo Works
 

Rollerchant

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Duration

5 1/2 minutes

Program Note

"In July of 1998 in Oslo's Frogner Park, I suddenly saw a group of athletes weave through the crowd, improvising leaps and pirouettes on roller skates. The impressions I formed of the contrast between their Dionysian, athletic art and the more Apollonian, static art of Vigeland's hundreds of sculptures reminded me of the contrasts in the intensely athletic yet strictly constructed improvisatory melodies of sitarist Ali Akhbar Khan and others. In 2002, I drew upon these notions to write this virtuoso showpiece for solo cello."

--Matthew H. Fields

Instrumentation

violoncello.

Year of Composition

2002.

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