Airstream

Recorded on the Dathliad - Celebration CD


Length / year

9' - 1997

Instrumentation

cl/pfte

Performance history

First Performance
Maelor School, Penley (as part of the Wrexham Festival)
21st May 1997
Peryn Clement-Evans - clarinet
Harvey Davies - piano

American Premiere
International Clarinet Convention, Texas
July 1997
Peryn Clement-Evans - clarinet

Programme note

'Airstream' is one of three short pieces commissioned by the clarinettist Peryn Clement-Evans, with funds made available from the Arts Council of Wales, for first performance at the Wrexham Festival in May 1997. It was composed during February and March 1997.

The title of 'Airstream' has two associations for me, the first and more prosaic relating to the playing of the clarinet. The second is of those shiny silver American mobile homes. From this source this encore-type piece draws its brief, frivolous beauty.