moon phase (2010)
Recently I have written a series of pieces that are concerned in one way or another with the presentation of unique, and yet similar, events or objects. For example, in fifty objects (2007, for ensemble) and individual objects (2009, for orchestra), I made a sequence of unique musical objects that are closely related; forty objects (2007, for 40 electric guitars) has 40 independent parts; and in over 5000 individual works (2007, for piano) a single performance, or individual work, is one of 5040 versions of the piece.
moon phase, for female voice, bass flute and cello, was commissioned by Trio Atem with funds provided by the RVW Trust, and first performed at The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Manchester, 26 February 2010.
instrumentation: female voice, bass flute, cello
duration: 5 minutes ~
first performance: Nina Whiteman, voice; Gavin Osborn, bass flute; Alice Purton, cello