TRKs (Flute Alone with Background CD)
TRKs (Flute Alone with Background CD) by Ian Clarke (b. 1964), Published by IC Music, written in 2001.
An individual and dramatic piece….sort of, but not, Pink Floyd for flute. A studio track that can be played live with the CD. The track features processed flutes, guitars, samples and drums. The music comes with a CD performance backing track as well a full version. It uses some extended techniques. Pre-publication performances cross three continents.
"Unlike many of my other works this title doesn't illuminate and carries no significant meaning beyond leaving a space to which the listener/performer can bring there own thoughts. The markings in the music itself carry more significance. Other than that, there isn't a conscious programmatic, literary or other external element. The title was selected by Simon & Ian in the studio to label the file. This was early on in the composition process when I was fiddling around with flicks using trill keys hence ‘T R K s’ was a vague reference to trill keys and not tracks!" - Ian Clarke