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For two Bassoons
In the composition Earth, I took the attributes of earth and tried to represent them
in a musical context. The Bassoon seemed like the perfect fit to me due to its
sound and character resembling earth qualities.
The Earth is slow and heavy but with enough energy, the earth can be moved
and can break into many pieces.
I emulated these characteristics in this piece through the increase of vibrato and
the transformation from a chord to a staccato rhythm. All life comes and goes
back to earth and this means life and death are both attributes of earth. Death is
non-movement and live is movement. I tried to capture the merging of those two
opposing attributes of the earth.
It is impossible to capture the true greatness of mother earth in just one piece but
the inspiration that we can draw from her is limitless.