Multi-textural experiment, no 1

Elsdon, Murray




Flexible Ensemble


Contact CoMA

About the work

The condcutor is instructed not to be afraid of silence. The players are instructed not to be afraid of the conductor.

First Performance: East Midlands COMA, April 2000

Technical notes

This is an experiment in textural sounds for any mixture of instrumentalists or vocalists. Players are split into two groups, each of which becomes a single polytonal instrument responding to every instruction from the conductor regarding volume, starting and stopping, and type of texture.