Matthew Schellhorn

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SEÁN CLANCY (b. 1984)
Thirteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of the Transformation of Things (2014)
for solo piano | 13' | Irish Premiere 2014
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    Matthew Schellhorn included this piece in his 2014 performance in the Contemporary Music Centre's Salon Series at the National Concert Hall, Ireland.

    Presenting a programme of Irish piano music, he made a particular focus on works composed as test pieces for competition or with specific technical challenges in mind.

    Seán Clancy's Thirteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of the Transformation of Things pursues a seemingly organic development of rhythmic and melodic ideas, balancing emotional clarity with technical precision.
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    Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Zhuangzi. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solidly and unmistakably Zhuangzi. But he didn't know if he was Zhuangzi who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuangzi. Between Zhuangzi and a butterfly there must be some distinction! This is called the Transformation of Things...

    © 2014 Seán Clancy
  • PerformancesOpen or Close
    28 May 2014
    Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
    Irish Premiere
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