He is walking the sea-shore.
He seems to have one foot in the water and one foot in the sand.
As he feels the water deepen he evades it with a dexterity which has come from centuries of doing the same thing.
His wavering dance follows the ebb and flow of the tides.
He has been following the Northern coasts, searching, listening.
His dance defines the contours and continents.
He wanders on in the hopes of finding something.
He doesn't know what.
Text taken from "Bow Down" by Harrison Birtwistle and Tony Harrison, 1977
Solo Bb Bass Clarinet
3 minutes (approx.)
The duration of pauses are left to the performer to decide.
Commas indicate an unspecified rest left to the performer to decide.
Arrows pointing downwards indicate the specific placing of dynamics.
World Premiere - Cathal Killeen on the 27th of March, 2019 at "The Puff of the 15 Guinea Special" at the Flying Duck, Glasgow.