You May Delay – for orchestra

Oates, Janet


score & parts


Sample score



2m 04s




Flexible Ensemble

About the work

Time goes differently when you’re alone!  Without using a metronome or any timing device, play and count this piece… the resultant delays, inaccuracies, lags – whether due to technologyor due to human differences – are all part of the intended outcome. The slow chords will shift and blur, with patchiness everywhere; the little regular clicks become a carpet of sound, and the individual notes become like a hocket. The final speech will show how far apart we can be, evenwhile working together.


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