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this godless endeavour (2005)
for ensemble

Written for the Nieuw Ensemble
First performed on April 23 2005, Nieuw Ensemble, Arie van Beek

Program notes:
How to compose two opposing forces when one is static, rough and harsh like the surface of a concrete wall, while the other is organic, delicate and developing? And how to handle an off-balance form? Can I balance such a form in new ways without using the old techniques? And how to handle a subject as rhythm when music almost always has rhythm as a parameter? I was searching for several ways to focus on different interpretations of rhythm and see if I could avoid the modern-music-cliché of just writing parallel patterns of different lengths (five against seven against nine etc) or making it so complex that the details get lost in the blur

Instrumentation:
fl ob cl perc hrp mnd gtr pf vln vla vlc db

duration:
c. 10 minutes

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