The McGregor-Verdejo Duo with Mark Takeshi McGregor (flute) and Adrian Verdejo (guitar) perform Jocelyn Morlock‘s work for alto flute and guitar, Verdigris. This comes via McGregor’s YouTube channel. Verdejo is one of Canada’s most active guitarists in new music with a huge and growing list of commissions and premieres of Canadian composers and McGregor fits the same bill. Great to see them as a duo. Thoughtful and delicate performance skills with an ethereal ensemble texture and beautiful pacing.
Jocelyn Morlock is a composer based in Vancouver, Canada. Verdigris was originally composed in 2005 as the concluding movement of her work Vespertine, for flute and harp; this version of Verdigris was created by the composer in 2018, at the request of the McGregor-Verdejo Duo. Written in the style of a postlude, Verdigris “is melancholy and full of existential solitude, like a lone bird crooning to itself in the night.”
Jordan Nobles (Videography), Adrian Verdejo (Audio engineer), Piotr Wieczorek (mastering). Filmed June 2020 at Pacific Spirit United Church, Vancouver, BC. Special thanks to Anne Clark, Arthur Ross, and Mark Paetkau. This video was made possible by generous assistance from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.