Cutouts for Ensemble (2019)

Instrumentation: Violin solo, 1 Oboe, 2 Clarinets in B-flat, Harp, String Quartet and Percussion (1 player)* *Deep, resonant bass drum; 2 differently pitched Tam-tams; 4 suspended cymbals ranging from high to low in pitch. This is a timecode-supported polytemporal ensemble piece. Duration: 13 minutes. programme note: cut•out (ˈkʌtˌaʊt)  n. 1. something cut out from something else, as a pattern cut out or intended to be cut out of paper. 2. a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air. 3. an act or instance of cutting out. 4. Slang. an intermediary, as in espionage. 5. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current. 6. a usu. discontinued record album that is for sale at a discount.…
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