Inhaling and exhaling quite deliberately as one plays a growing melody. Basically a flute piece, though other wind instruments are welcome to try it. 7-11 minutes.
Nine short movements in eight minutes, always with the same sequence of 60 notes.
Rational harmonies in five voices for amplified ensemble (solo 1, solo 2, keyboard, guitar and bass). 20 minutes.
The music is on 12 music stands, and the viola soloist makes the rounds, playing all the fragments in 6-8 minutes.
Nine miniatures in phrases of 12 and 13 notes, following the rhythm of classical French poetry. 10 minutes.
Mathematical music, systematically following finite automata, for six percussionists. Eighteen short movements, 50 minutes in all, but playable in incomplete versions. Score and material offered in one
A collaboration with Luiz-Henrique Yudo for six percussionists. The music goes BACK & FORTH between the two composers every 10 seconds following two graphic designs made by each composer. Exactly 10
Twelve pieces for clarinet and narrator, or clarinetist/narrator. Also available in French as Histoires a dormir debout, and in German as Gutenachtgeschichten.
30 minutes of continually changing arpeggios, following a set of mathematically determined combinations, written for pianist John McAlpine.
A five bar theme is gradually transformed into one repeating chord. 6 minutes, score and parts.
Seven kinds of music derived from seven drawings all based on a (12,3,2) combinatorial design. About 20 minutes. The three B-flat clarinets each read from the score.
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
Four movements with a mathematical melody in one, two, three, and finally four voices. 6 minutes.
Five movements in 14 minutes.
Opera premiered at the Festival d'Avignon in 1989 for the French Bicentennial. A numbered edition of 200 copies.
Five movements for percussion trio: Similarities, Differences, Canons, Well-Formed, and Mirrors. Easy to play for percussionists who never make mistakes. Small instruments. About 15 minutes.
Someone is at the door, but the two singers are too tired to answer it. They sing many cadences on the word "yawn." Two sopranos and piano.
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,
She looks for her thimble and finally finds it on her finger. Soprano and piano, text in English, French, German. 15 minutes.
A difficult piece for a talking and singing juggler, who normally doesn't drop balls but eventually will.
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