Limp - an intelligent duo for violin and piano

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Having given the UK Premiere of Coult’s Piano Trio ‘The Chronophage’, and performed his Sparking and Slipping at the 2015 ‘Soundings Festival’, the Fidelio Trio’s Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea gave the London premiere of Limp for violin and piano in December 2015 at The Forge, Camden. This inventive 7-minute work explores rhythms with a 3:2 ratio whose lopsided, unequal gait evokes a limping rhythm. There is plentiful experimentation with metre, tempo and co-ordination, with 3:2 rhythms at various speeds, all linked by burnished, fifth-based harmonies.