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Splinter

This piece was commissioned by MATA Festival 2016, NYC, and was written for Oslo’s Ensemble neoN + Ryan Muncy on baritone sax. and Pat Swoboda on electric bass.

Here are two extracts from the piece, performed at Dixon Place, NYC, April 17th 2016:

 

Splinter further experiments with my game and cueing strategies, weaving together several short sections which continually redefine the rules organising the ensemble’s interaction. Recurring patterns are splintered and scattered in various configurations, driven by frenetic hockets, relays and interdependent cueing within the ensemble. These strategies or patterns of coordination change from section to section, asking performers to listen, communicate and respond to each other in different ways.