scatter/spark                                                 

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Instrumentation

Tpt, Fgh, Hn, Tbn, Tba, Pno

Completion

September 2015

Brighton, MA

Duration

Unspecified

Premiere

September 2015

T401 Hemenway, Boston Conservatory

About                                              

scatter/spark was written very quickly for a performance on a brass concert that I had put together. One of the composers had dropped out at the last minute and we were in need a piece to fill a large portion of the program. I wrote the piece in such a way that the time was not specified, it would be different with each performance. Each part is given a set of musical cells. They are allowed to repeat and skip cells however they like, except that they cannot return to the previous cell. It functions in a similar way to Terry Riley's In C, except that the parts are individual.