29 Jan 2019

Rachel CLEMENT: Sabbia, from Shifting States

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 29 January 2019

A work inspired by sand - the starting point of all glass.

  • Listen duration 2:44

Performed by NZTrio – Benjamin Baker (violin), Ashley Brown (cello), Stephen De Pledge (piano).

Rachel Clement

Rachel Clement Photo: Supplied by SOUNZ

The set of five short pieces called Shifting States was commissioned by NZTrio back in 2005. It’s inspired by an interest of the composer’s in mid-20th Century glass-making, and the various changes of state – freezing, melting, vaporization, condensation, and sublimation – essential to the production of glass.

Sabbia ("Sand") is the first movement.

Recorded by RNZ Concert in Q Loft Theatre, 25 September 2018
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Rangi Powick