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Ouroboros (canons) (2019-20)

solo flugelhorn

Ouroboros - c. 10 minutes

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cocoon (noun): a silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection in the pupal stage

cocoon (verb): to envelop or surround in a protective or comforting way

layer (noun): a sheet, quantity, of thickness of material, typically one of several, covering a surface or body

layer: (verb): to arrange in a layer or layers

crust (noun): the tougher outer part of something

encrust: (verb): to cover something with a hard surface layer

fold (verb): to bend (something flexible and relatively flat) over on itself so that one part of it covers another

fold: (verb): to cover or wrap something in (a soft or flexible material)

This piece uses the material from enfoldings (i) as the theme for a set of cumulative canons; like the ouroboros (a snake swallowing its own tail), the material devours itself again and again, with each successive canon encroaching further into the previous. The material slowly transforms through this process; the ornamental/decorative mould is scraped off to reveal a pure, unweathered surface beneath. This piece may be played in-between enfoldings (i) and enfoldings (ii) to outline the underpinning narrative of the ouroboros; the material is exposed to itself, devours itself over and over again, and is eventually reborn as a being that transcends

its previous form, leaving behind a translucent shed skin.