Anadyome (2007)

for violin, viola, 'cello, piano, clarinet
By Kyle Bartlett

Anadyome is a Greek word meaning “rising up from the waters.” Small rhythmic and pitch motives rise up from the lower notes of the piano and move through the instruments up to the range of the violin. As they pile up, combine, and are subtracted from each other, the piece rises or falls in tension. After a middle section with a highly contrasting character, the first part comes back in a condensed form, and finally just evaporates as the motives escape even the violin.

Other works by Kyle Bartlett:
“A gentleman brought music to his lady's window, who hated him,...and when he persisted, she threw stones at him. Whereupon a friend of his that was within his company, said to him; "What greater honour can you have to your music, than that stones come about you, as they did to Orpheus."”
--Francis Bacon