Promenade III (2000)
About the work
Promenade takes its title from the five large sculptures by Anthony Caro (1996) of this name. They are steel constructions on display in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I have derived material and form from the contours and structure of the sculptures. This is the third in a series of pieces based on Caro’s work. The previous two versions were written for large orchestra and a small instrumental ensemble.
The piece is in 15 parts, with preferred instruments stated, but each part can be played by a variety of instruments. Some bars are ‘sensa misura, with the conductor indicating the start of each bar and judging its length.