Perfervid Sonancies for solo Bassoon
Composer : Adam Torkelson
Bassoon Soloist : Alireza Motevaseli
About the “Perfervid Sonancies”
Perfervid Sonancies is a piece for solo bassoon written using the twelve-tone technique. It is dedicated to Gregory Fritze, one of the composer’s music teachers in college. The piece aims to explore the expressive qualities of the bassoon by dramatically juxtaposing moments of tension and relaxation. Phrases of tranquil, vague rhythms stated softly and lyrically are contrasted against rapid, metrical rhythms stated loudly and in extreme register. Weaker melodic intervals in declining impetus yield to strong melodic intervals in increasing impetus. Throughout the piece, there is the use of both traditional techniques and extended techniques (such as flutter tonging).