Red (2001/2010)

Jane Rigler

Solo piccolo

Red: in English this word refers to a vibrant color. Throughout different cultures in the world this color represents: blood, wine, danger, war, violence, the devil, love, embarrassment, happiness, good luck, purity, joy, etc… In the Spanish language red means “network” or “net”. If played fast enough, one can perceive the network (i.e., Morse-code-like effect) of the patterns. Perhaps there is a hidden or not so hidden meaning in them? There is no “net” for the piccoloist to fall into for safety and the performer should push to his/her extremes: feeling the sensation of being on the edge…and perhaps even the audience might feel that at any moment everything will fall apart…

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