Samuel Holloway (1981*) studied in Auckland, his birthplace. His works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and the United States by leading new music ensembles, and have received numerous awards, notably at the young composers’ competition organised by the Asian Composers’ Union in 2007. He has also founded and currently directs the new music ensemble 175 East and the score publishing house.
Sillage for instrumental ensemble and tape (2010)
Originally used to describe the wake left in water by passing ships, the word “sillage” has come to be used by perfumer to describe the scent trail left by a perfume.
This work takes its structure from a Frédéric Malle fragrance (Bois d’Orage) by Pierre Bourdon, the only protégé od Edmond Roudnitska (Diorissimo), one of the most innovative perfumers of his generation.
The work was premiered in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010. The work’s first Polish performance will take place in Wrocław during the 2014 World Music Days.