5to9

‘5to9’ (2000) – 6’.
for
Solo Guitar


Premiered by Dave Flynn. February 2002. Waterford
New Music Week. Published by Frisbee Publications. (FP001)
Excerpt from demo recording by Dave Flynn below.

Programme Note

This piece is my most obviously minimalist piece and is strongly
influenced by Steve Reich and more particularly the last movement of
Harmonielehre by John Adams. After hearing this Adams piece I was blown
away, it has become one of my favourite pieces of music. I decided to
try to create something similar for solo guitar. It may not be on the
same scale as Harmonielehre, but the ending should be treated as if it
is the end of a massive orchestral work. I recommend that all my pieces
are performed without the music, but I particularly feel that the
performer should thoroughly internalise this piece and play it with
their eyes closed. I find I play it best that way.