KITTYMUZZLE

Instrumentation

  • 4 trumpets
  • 2 trombones
  • bass trombone
  • 5 percussion
    percussion I, II: almglocken, chinese opera gong, tamtam (small), thai gong, vibraphone
    percussion III, IV: anvil, chimes, china cymbal, splash cymbal, temple bell
    percussion V: gamelan gong (large), starter pistol
  • fixed media

Duration

10:00

Year

2002

Score

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Programme Note

censor
a design conception
based on accentuating the relative preaudibility
of specific variables
yielded a quasi-continuum of immutable objects and linear processes,
sculpted monoliths and clear transitions of state affecting, reconceiving
abstract traits of media music
- cycles, pulse, reiteration, repetition, stasis -
via a nascent cultural penchant
toward recontextualization,
respawning the immutable
objects evaporated, rusted, veneered,
not metaphorically reseen
nor propelled into desultory instance
yet unavoidably submitting to temporality,
forcing unmeant designating properties,
creating
the smokepuppet,
the breadfan,
the kittymuzzle…

Premiere

This piece was premiered by Vancouver New Music, conductor Giorgio Magnanensi, on September 14th, 2002 at the Vancouver Playhouse on the programme Ecuatorial.