The Uncontained Garden
About the work
The piece was written, and first performed, at Dartington Hall in Devon in March 1997. It makes use of a large non-specialist instrumental group, plus soloists with improvisation skills and a trio of readers.
First Performance: March 1997, Dartington Hall
The piece is rarely technically difficult, but does call for a lot of rehearsal. Prospective performers should contact the composer for information on alterations to the score. Extended abstract sheets of sound (6 movements), opportunities for solos, improvisations and small groups, text pieces, plus an interlude (song).