To Fill His Emptiness

By Houston Dunleavy

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Bassoon and piano, c.7'00

The title comes from the musical processes that unfold in the work. The emptiness referred to is the held note at the end of the first phrase in the piano. The piece is an exploration as to how this held note, and its analogous moments later in the work, can be 'filled' with musical material. The objective of the pieces was to find as many ways as possible to fill these empty moments while still retaining musical characteristics. So, the process of filling the space is constantly evolving, constantly changing.
As the piece progress, these 'fillers' begin to take on a life of their own. They grow and be empty space recedes. The 'empty space' flows backward and forward between the bassoon and piano, almost like a tennis game!

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ISMN 9790720101866
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