• Tarik O'Regan
  • Colimaçon (1999)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned by David Titterington

  • org
  • 4 min

Programme Note

The word colimaçon is French for the spiral form of a snail’s shell and is most commonly found in the form, escalier en colimaçon, meaning a spiral staircase. Having first come across the expression in the work of Jacques Prévert, the word obviously remained in my subconscious and I was reminded of its meaning when composing this piece for David, in its circular form.

Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978)

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