This work was written in 2017 at the request of the Ortús Festival for Irish flautist Fiona Kelly, who is the soloist on this recording along with violinists Yoan Brakha and Brendan Garde and cellists Aoife Nic Athlaoich and Sinéad O'Halloran. Inspired by the present rise in demagoguery in various places, the soloist’s lines demand a performance of thrilling yet hollow virtuosity.
Art, Beauty, Carbon-Dating, Climate Change, Contraception, Education, Empathy, Entry, Ethnic Cleansing, Evidence, Evolution, Facts, Freedom, Future, Gender Equality, Genocide, Geology, Healthcare, History, Holocaust, Honesty, Hope, Integrity, Justice, Love, Marriage, Mental Health, Opportunity, Past, Privilege, Racism, Reality, Reproductive Rights, Responsibility, Science, Sexuality, Slavery, Truth, Voice, Workplace Equality
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