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not this

for bass flute, bass clarinet, alto/baritone saxophone, piano, percussion, mezzo-soprano, violin, viola, cello, and double-bass (2014)

Premiere: soundinitiative, Fondation des Etats-Unis, Cité Universitaire, Paris, FR, May 19, 2014


Audio: ensemble soundinitiative





A series of attempts, none of them fully successful, to actualize potentials—to actualize audible sound, clear pitch, timbral resonance, continuity, functional polyphony, and—in the voice—verbal clarity.

Suspended, like a rock teetering on the edge of a precipice, between potential and actual music.

The night of the world.

Written for and dedicated to the wonderful musicians of soundinitiative.

Text written by the composer, based on fragments of Isaac Newton, G.M. Hopkins, Robert Smithson, and miscellaneous newspapers and online sources.