Ananke
2019. 15′
flute (bass flute / piccolo), oboe, clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano.

Performance by Klangforum Wien. Finnegan Downie-Dear, conductor.

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Ananke is the final movement in Celestial Forms and Stories, a suite of five works that considers Italo Calvino analysis of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Ananke is the mother of the three fates, Clotho, the spinner, Lachesis, the granter and Atropos, the obstinate. Above even the Gods, the three aspects of fate seemed to be an apt inspiration for a final work that considers Ovid’s influence on contemporary literature.