Textile No. 6

by Egidija Medekšaitė

Textile No. 6 was commissioned by Listenpony, and first performed at Listenpony #19, October 2019, by Joseph Havlat.

Egidija writes:
The structure of Textile No. 6 is based on a repetitive textile weave, which expands harmonically throughout the piece until it grows into separate melodic patterns. The change and order of the patterns is based on the weave. The piece as a whole can be interpreted as a form of weaving: at the beginning there is one weave and later on the music picks up threads, one by one, to reveal its own texture and pattern. The harmony is based on the Indian Mukhari scale - "His lotus face adorned with coral-flowers. His melody inspirin happiness, Mukhari shines, depicted by the sage" - and expands from the middle register into the highest and lowest registers until it flows into a single timbral, repetitive and harmonic pattern.

The piece was revised with support from the Lithuanian Council for Culture in 2020, and performed by pianist Jelena Makarova at Brunel University, London.

Egidija Medekšaitė

Egidija Medeksaite - a composer of sonic tapestries.

Joseph Havlat

Joseph Havlat is an Australian pianist based in the UK. He is passionate about contemporary music, and aside from work as a soloist he is also a keen chamber musician, performing frequently with his clarinet trio, the Tritium trio, and also the LSO percussion ensemble.