(2011) – Four Horns in F
Exploring a dialogue between the principle and the three remaining members of the section, the music was characterised by the often contrasting associations surrounding 2012; a dichotomy that could be seen between the aspirational hype accompanying events such as the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee, and the foreboding doomsday predictions following the end of the Mayan calendar.
The music explores the spatial element of call and response, whilst also approaching a textural depth by creating simultaneous layers of foreground and background. Motivic material is also generated through permutations of the numbers 2012.
2012 Antiphon was first performed at Duke’s Hall, March 2012, by Carys Evans, Elise Campbell, Oliver Hickie and Edmund Morgan, conducted by Elgar Howarth.