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year: 2003                   instrumentation: flute and piano                  duration: 8'

commissioned by: Okta

premiered: Ingrid Culliford (flute) and Katherine Austin (piano), Gallagher Concert Chamber 14.05.2004

programme note: Piano and flute wrestle in a virtuosic soundscape dominated by dissonantly arranged major thirds and major ninths. Shift continues my exploration of metric modulation as a structural parameter, though in this case the title alludes not only to “gear changes” in pulse, but to movement between styles.