“Recrudescence is the revival of material or behavior that had previously been stabilized, settled, or diminished.”
“recrudescence – a new outbreak after a period of abatement or inactivity”
“recrudescence – breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence”
— literally “becoming raw again”
Based on Petrarch’s 13th poem from Il Canzoniere, Recrudescences (for counter tenor, ensemble and video) was written for the GSMD New Music Ensemble, led by James Weeks, and premiered at the Guildhall School Music Hall, 29th of June 2016.