The music is on 12 music stands, and the viola soloist makes the rounds, playing all the fragments in 6-8 minutes.
The Combinations for String Quartet were commisioned by MarzMusik in Berlin, for the premier by the Bozzini Quartet in MärzMusik 2004. The music is constructed by systematically taking all the
Six ways of transforming a melody of two notes into a melody of four notes, eight notes, 16 notes, 32 notes, etc. until you have a piece as long as you like. A rather formidable concentration exercise,
The first Johnson string quartet, premiered by the Brindisi Quartet in 1994. Eight movements, each following a mathematical formula, 20 minutes.
The subtle differences between the colors of these two isntruments continue for 16 minutes. Harp and piano.
Predictable music for violin, cello and piano, 15 minutes. Score, including string parts.
How can different rhythmic patterns be combined in such a way that no two patterns ever occur simultaneously and every beat is filled? "Tiling the line" is a subject that Johnson and several mathematicians
288 three-note chords with sums of 72 (middle C = 24), preferably for violin, viola, violoncello. Score and parts.
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