Adam Vidiksis

Shadow Ko-Lho [fidget] remix

2014

Performed by Chris Schelb, Joel Weszka, and Adam Vidiksis

Flute, Clarinet, and Live electronic performer (laptop)

This work is a response to and remix of Scelsi’s Ko-Lho (1966) for flute and clarinet. The structure of the piece is derived from three moments of the original, which are expanded as if one is zooming in on these tiny gestures. These sections unfold with relentless focus on these micro-moments. Between these sections, the music expands outward with violent force. Performers are encouraged to embellish the music produced by this process with their own reminiscences of the original piece. They are free to build upon these responses as the examination of the original work unfolds, creating a shadow of the original in process and memory.