Time Fields III (2003) by Hèctor Parra
for flute
US premiere

Both the rhythmic components and collections of highs in Time Fields III were developed almost entirely by the computer-assisted program for composition Open Music, developed at Ircam. Out of the tension between formal thought and expressive intuition emerges a combination of tones, articulations of timbres and gestures exploring the blurred frontiers of perception that exist between the dimensions of time and harmony. The piece is dedicated to Sophie Dardeau the French flautist and was first performed in homage to her at the Amphitheatre X of Paris VIII, on 17 June 2004.

— H. P.    

[from program for June 1, 2011 concert]