The Wild Blue Yonder
The Wild Blue Yonder is entirely based on seven quite concise motifs. I heard them first as isolated versions of life against a blank, atmosphereless and impenetrable emptiness. They are all heard within the works opening minute. With the notable exception of the last of these they are all developed and set in differing relationships to one another throughout the piece. Every note of the piece is generated from these motifs, forming a sort of sealed off version of life.
The whole work falls into four sections that in a structural sense give 1) an exposition, 2) a development by attempted fusion, 3) a development by disintegration, and finally 4) an acknowledgement of the irreconcilable. The piece lasts around thirteen minutes.
C.Eleanor Alberga 2000.