Relatively few might have expected Ullén's next salvo would be to pick up the cudgel of George Flynn, Chicago-based composer whose work stretches back decades but remains little known in Europe, and indeed, even at home. Flynn is a composer who never takes the easy way out; his music is highly individual, non-systematic; his catalog of pieces small and heavily worked through; and his personal idiom completely uncompromising
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A 114-minute solo piano work in three parts, Trinity was conceived in the late 1960s, but its completion spans 25 years: 1968 to 1993. The work's title refers both to the tripartite structure and to the site in New Mexico where the first nuclear bomb test took place, on 16 July 1945. As described in George Flynn’s own liner notes, Kanal and Wound respond to times of violence in the twentieth century (Poland during World War II and Vietnam in the 1960s respectively), while Salvage 'confronts the violence, seeking reconciliation'
Listen to Trinity: Kanal: Section C - by Fredrik Ullén - Flynn: Trinity. Deezer: free music streaming. Composer: George Flynn. This track is on the following album: Flynn: Trinity.
Over time Fredrik delivered an absolutely majestic recording, and in an unusual move, it was decided to include the PDFs of the entire score as well as high-quality MP3s added to the (relatively short) 3rd CD in the se. I am grateful that my good friend, the wonderful pianist Fredrik Ullén, has consistently encouraged me to write this work. I am the first to admit Northern Lights is technically and poetically challenging, but I cannot think of a pianist more able to meet those challenges, and provide the listener with whatever compelling musical and emotional qualities the work might have. I still have not warmed up completely to (dare I say it?)
Trinity, Part One: Kanal. Fredrik Ullen, piano. Last played Wednesday, August 01 2012 at 10:38 AM. George Flynn. Trinity, Part Two: Wound.
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Listen to streaming Piano Music online: Trinity by George Flynn, performed by George Flynn (Piano). Trinity has at the time of writing been performed as a single unit on three occasions, by Fredrik Ullen (in New York, Chicago and Stockholm). Kanal (Polish for 'sewer'), inspired by Andrzej Wajda's film of the same name, 'interprets' various violent and quiet images in the film, although it does not recreate any scenes.