somatic dimorphism

Andrea La Rose

Year

2001


Duration

4'


Instrumentation

for two trios: I - flute, violoncello, guitar; II - oboe, violin, guitar


Genre

Chamber Music


Source

composer homepage;


Details

"The term somatic dimorphism refers to the primarily Western idea the the mind and body are two separate and distinct entities. The belief that these two entities are constantly at war with one another has also manifested itself deeply in Western thought. I was reacquainted with this term while I was writing this piece. The instrumentation lent itself to being divided into two similar groups, and I wanted to have the two groups do the same thing but each in their own contrasting way."

- Andrea LaRose (from: composer homepage)