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J.W.Nelleke: - Stack overflow
For flute and piano
Duration 6:35 minutes
Stack Overflow was originally written for a violin competition (then the piece was still called Kerygma), therefore as many facets of violin-playing as possible had to be be included.
This is shown not only in technical difficulties but also in quasi improvised violin solos where the player cannot hide behind the notes but has to show face.
Later I decided to make a version for flute and piano.
The expression "Stack Overflow" is an error message from the times of the ancient DOS computers. Although I have no idea what actually happens inside a computer to cause this error, I imagine there must be some sort of critical boundary beyond which the computer will "overflow" with data. This idea, the looking for and/or crossing of a border, is present throughout the piece. Again and again something is constructed until it goes too far. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. A drop can cause a bucket to overflow just as well as a downpour.
The violin version is dedicated to Maria Dingjan who did the first performance of it on 19 march 1997 together with J.W.Nelleke..
The flute version is dedicated to Philippa Davies and was premiered in 2001 by her with the composer at the piano.