A Duet for Flute (or Sopran Recorder) and Piano
The composition “To Gather Alone” is a short, humorous work consisting of two sections. The first part is written mostly in unison using both instruments, which are intersecting\complementary to each other. The style is a sort of a dance in the “Swingy” character, free and mischievous, occasionally interrupted by snap phrases. The second part is a sort of angular, frantic and unpredictable Waltz dance.
Although both instruments are playing together, each one is actually alone. Sometimes the two are mutually parallel and mutually exclusive, but sometimes one is late and one is early – accidentally on purpose.
“To Gather Alone” attempts to implicitly express different forms of relationships between people. It is comforting to know that the last note in the composition – is played distinctly together – and in a stable tonal area.
Bracha Bdil (1988), composer, conductor and pianist, is a member of the Israel Composers’ League and her works are published by the Israel Music Institute. Her repertoire includes orchestral music, chamber, vocal and electronic music, as well as music for dance and theater.
Bracha was awarded the 2019-2020 ACUM Award, Israel, and was chosen as one of the composers in representing Israel at the Asian Composers League Festival, Taiwan (2018). She won first prizes in the Competition named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, Belarus. The “Electo Silva”, Santiago de Cuba (2021). The Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, Germany (2018) and the Yardena Alotin Competition, Israel (2016).
- Website: http://brachabdil.blogspot.co.il/