Surprise, Pattern, Illusion: Prehistoric Cave Ceremonies

Title: Surprise, Pattern, Illusion: Prehistoric Cave Ceremonies
Date of Composition: Copyright © 1985 Daniel Bukvich
Level of Difficulty: University/Professional
Instrumentation: Solo Flute and Wind Ensemble
(2 flute parts - one uses very contemporary techniques, the other uses more standard techniques; solo flute, alto flute and double bass are amplified; 8 percussion parts)
Ensemble Set-up: Bukvich Symphonic Band Diagram
Performance Time: 10:31
Publisher: Phoebus Publications
1303 Faust Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Program Notes:

Surprise, Pattern, Illusion” was inspired by writings about the prehistoric artwork found in the Lascaux Cave of southern France. It is meant to be a very theatrical piece and incorporates special lighting as well as amplified sound for specific instruments. It is referred to by Bukvich as “Visual Music”.

The writings that Dan used as inspiration for this piece were take from the book, “The Creative Explosion: An Inquiry into the Origins of Art and Religion” by John E. Pfeiffer, published by Harper & Row.

Recordings: Details about recording(s):
  • Performer(s): University of Idaho Wind Ensemble
  • Conductor: Robert Spevacek
  • Soloists: Richard Hahn, flute
  • Location: Opera House - Spokane, Washington
  • Date recorded: 1985

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Recording(s) posted: [2002-09-28 00:00:00]

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