periods of existence
for ten instruments year: 2016 duration: 17:30 min
first performance: October 30, 2016
by oh ton ensemble under Christof Löser , Schloss Oldenburg In memory of my grandfather Walther Scheidig
periods of existence is about mobility and constantly changing colors in a quite static framework of repetitions, like panels of painted glass. The work is composed from a constraint set of elements which combine and re-combine over the course of the piece; and with strong local contrasts between mobility and stasis, as well as synchronicity vs. temporal offsets.
The elements undergo slight variations but defend their existence to prevent too much evolution.
performance with TALEA ensemble New York, August 2 2017, Time Spans Festival
conductor – Jeffrey Means, recording – Caley Monahon-Ward
C flute / piccolo, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet in B, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano, percussion (vibraphone, 3 tom tom, bass drum, Tam tam)