25 Nov 2016


From Resound, 10:05 pm on 25 November 2016

NZTrio. Recorded by RNZ Concert, 27 July 2006.

Lyell Cresswell

Lyell Cresswell Photo: Supplied

Lyell Cresswell was born in Wellington, and since 1985 has been a full-time composer based in Edinburgh. He has reccieved an APRA Silver Scroll for his contribution to New Zealand music, and his works have been recommended by the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers three times. More recently, Cresswell has been the New Zealand School of Music Composer in Residence. He has been a featured composer at many festivals around the world.

Perpetual motion - motion that, once started, will go on for ever unless stopped by other forces or worn out. The music ebbs and flows around a lively speed of MM120 (i.e. 2 beats per second). It fluctuates only slightly, between MM138 (2.3 beats per second) and MM104 (1.7 beats per second). Moto Perpetuo was commissioned by NZTrio with assistance from Creative New Zealand.

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