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World Premiere
Roulette, New York, NY
Janus Trio
Composer's Notes

Beware Of combines tape with alto flute, viola, and tape. The tape comprises a poem by, and read by, Colleen Clyne, with snippets of recordings from the instrumental parts, played by members of Janus Trio. The work was commissioned by Roulette/Jerome Foundation and was premiered by Janus at a composer portrait concert at Roulette in New York City.

Beware of beauty
Look beyond the fluttering wings
Beyond the relentless display
Beyond the upheaval
Wing flickerings evoke
As the beautiful one –
In all guises -
Throws itself at you
With stark deliberation

— Colleen Clyne

Beware Of was recorded by Janus Trio for their album, I am Not, released by New Amsterdam Records in 2010.

— Anna Clyne

Reproduction Rights:
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