Unmixable Elements (2010)
for cl, trb, e.guit, vl, db, org, electronics (live, playback)
Duration: ? (composition / sound installation)
Premiere: 27 May 2010, Orgerlpark, Amsterdam, ensemble MAE (with Leine & Roebana dance group).
Unmixable Elements is a composition / sound installation, written for the MAE ensemble / Leine & Roebana (dance group), for the program Metamorfoses. Aimed to open that evening’s program, ‘Unmixable Elements’ is composed of several independent parts, performed simultaneously in various locations around the building. The aim was to create a sense of continuity, accompanying the audience in the transition from the outside world into the realm of musical experience: from the moment of arriving into the venue, while slowly passing through the foyer and the ticket office, and until finally reaching into the main hall. In its final phase, the composition calls for all the musicians & dancers to unite together in the main hall, and the concerts “officially” starts with this piece’s final segment – a blend of all the elements which had been previously used.