Composed for Darcy O’Malley
First performance: 24 Nov 2021
Performed at the ANAM Set Festival by
Darcy O’Malley (trumpet)
Gorge is an evocative word with multiple related meanings. It can refer to the physicality of playing the trumpet, as the throat, mouth, and instrument act as gorge-like passageways in the production of the music. It can refer to the sound of the piece; a groaning, gluttonous quality, evoking the use of 'gorge' as a verb. Or it can be geological, as with the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania, the hometown of the piece's dedicatee, Darcy O'Malley.
About the composer:
Dominic Flynn was born in Hobart in 1997. In 2020, he received a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania's Conservatorium of Music where he was the recipient of both the Conservatorium of Music Scholarship and the Estelle Marguerite Taylor Overseas Exchange Scholarship. He has studied in Australia with Don Kay, Russell Gilmour, and Maria Grenfell, and in the United Kingdom with Michael Finnissy. Dominic's has collaborated with the likes of the Decibel New Music Ensemble, Hobart Wind Symphony, the Conservatoire de Musique de Rimouski's L'Ensemble de Musique Contemporaine, pianist Michael Kieran Harvey, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
More info: https://www.domiflyn.com/