A new orchestral piece by Anthony Gilbert is just out!
Lifelines is a 10-minute orchestral tone-poem dedicated with sincere thanks to conductor Clark Rundell, whose support of new music over the past 38 years since he arrived in Manchester from the U.S. has been outstanding.
During 2020, the year of fear of COVID-19, I found myself sketching out two medium-length ‘tone-poems’ for orchestra, aimed in their different ways at celebrating being alive. I approached them with a great sense of freedom, allowing my intuition simply to be guided subconsciously by my amassed technical knowledge. So this piece, despite using ‘serial’ linear techniques, is built around an 11-note row so formed as to create an oblique sense of modality, a condition towards which my music has been gently returning for years.Anthony Gilbert
Lifelines is the the second in a series of 3 orchestral works. The third one the series, Liaison, is a work to celebrate Manchester – Tony’s adopted home – and is dedicated to Timothy Reynish as a small gesture of gratitude for all he has done for new music. The sketches of Liaison are still open for the pouring of Anthony’s creativity, as the work is still available for commissioning.
We can’t wait to know which will be the fortunate commissioner of this memorable work and to see its premiere.
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