anticipation, emancipated
for 10 players

Composition Date: 2010
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Guitar
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
This is a piece about musical contrast. Musical shifts and transitions are so pervasive that they themselves become the subject matter, a variant on the idea of “music of changes”. One ceases to hear these textural or musical changes as new events, but rather as more of a continually shifting and lively surface that can also be perceived as a kind of constant state of change. Such a “steady-changing” state has, for me, the implication of a kind of infinity: a continuously morphing object or music with no clear beginning or ending. The ca. 10 minute piece can thus be seen as a cut away from some larger, infinite whole. Within this continuously morphing context, anticipating the various changes in the music becomes futile, and the listener can instead enjoy a brief respite from the need to control, to predict, to know.

Commissioned by: Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal

Premiere Information:
05/11/2010 Rolston Hall, Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, Canada Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal Conductor: Véronique Lacroix


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 W729an
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 8, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (26 p.) ;
    26 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 59
    9 parts ([59] p.) ;
    Height: 35.3 cm
    Width: 25 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello
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