Alan Thomas

guitarist and composer


Three Dance Scenes (2021) for cello and guitar
I. Mischievous Barricades
II. Drifting Shadows
III. Forlane Refractions
duration: 11'00"
First Performance: duo En Cuerdas (cellist Cornelia Leuthold and guitarist David Talamante) 8th July 2021 Landenberghaud Greifensee, Zurich, Switzerland
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Programme Note
François Couperin is one of my favourite composers. His harpsichord ordres and chamber music seem to contain the full range of human emotion, but always conveyed with a degree of detail and lightness of touch to which I aspire. My Three Dance Scenes take their inspiration from Couperin, drawing on three of his pieces for material and textures to be transformed in a variety of ways. The title arose from the constant sense I had in writing the pieces that they would be ideally suited to being choreographed in a modern dance style.