Les Moutons de Panurge

Rzewski, Frederic




Flexible Ensemble


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About the work

The piece consists of a melody for instrumentalists, and a rhythm for ‘non musicians’. The intention is that both groups become inextricably lost.

Technical notes

The musicians are given an extended melody with the instruction to play it repeatedly, loudly , and without stopping or faltering, subtracting notes from the start with each repeat. They will all become lost. Non musicians are invited to make any sound in a specified rhythm, they may follow their leader, or not.