A Loved A Long (2017)

for flute and tape

6'


Commissioned by the DLR LexIcon and composed for flautist Lina Andonovska, ‘A Loved A Long’ is a solo setting of an earlier work 'A Way A Lone A Last' (2015) for recorder trio.

The piece is an interpretation of the last six hundred and eight words of James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake' (Faber & Faber, London, 1939) from Imlamaya to a loved a long the, in so much as the wake can ever really end, its cyclical form a perpetual cyclum aquavocum, forever writing the river Anna Livia out to the Sea to return again, riverrun.