for flute and piano or violin and piano 17:00
Sonata: Motion exists in two versions: for flute and piano and for violin and piano. The first movement features a shimmering, sensuous accompaniment to a sinuous solo line. The second movement, marked Lento fantastico, contrasts aggressive outbursts with ethereal chorale textures. The final rondo alternates between a blues cantilena and a whimsical tribute to early rock and roll.
Each movement explores the contradiction implied in the movement title (Motion/Emotion, Emotion/Commotion, Commotion/Motion), sometimes resolving the conflicts, sometimes exaggerating them.
Sonata: Motion was premiered on 17 May 2005 by Tadeu Coelho and Allison Gagnon at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A recording of the violin/piano version, featuring violinist Danielle Belén and pianist David Fung, will be released on NAXOS in 2010.