In C Interlude is a work inspired by Terry Riley’s famous ground breaking open score composition, “In C”, written in 1964. In his new work Nyman harnesses some of the ’60s pulse-like energy along with ideas he explored in earlier works like “In Re: Don Giovanni” to create a unique, open ended, open scored, 80 bar show stopper.
No fixed length, sections can be repeated
CoMA commission, Open Score 2005
The sample audio is from a recording by London Sinfonietta conducted by Gregory Rose on the album Open Score released by NMC. The album (NMC DL228) is available to purchase here.
In C Interlude is also available on the Hot Blast album, recorded by CoMA Summer School Orchestra conducted by Simon Foxley.
The score for this work is included in the anthology Open Score: Contemporary Music for All (ISMN: 979-0-9002363-0-2) published by CoMA in 2016. More details