Nocturne (2012)

after a painting by Graham Sutherland

Alto Flute in G

Total duration ca. 3'40"

Single movement work

Premiered in March 2013

in Nashville, TN

by Phil Dikeman

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Audio clip performed by Phil Dikeman


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Nocturne is a short study for Alto Flute that took as its point of departure Graham Sutherland’s painting Untitled, Wave-Like Form (1976). Whereas, with my other visually-inspired compositions, the title has played a significant part in the compositional process, here the title offered almost no descriptive encouragement. I hope this musical inscription of Sutherland’s ‘Wave-Like Form’, backlit with its unmentioned blood-red circle, serves in the place of its too-modest title.