Ilya Ziblat

llya Ziblat

Stations and Journeys


Open score, for ensemble (at least 8 musicians).

Commissioned by Ensemble Modelo62 → for their Intercity Sessions concert series. I had the opportunity to work in a close collaboration with the ensemble and experience how the work was changing and developing between one performance and the next.

Stations and Journeys has a partially open ~ partially notated score. The instructions guide the musicians to walk between several “stations” – moving from one notated part to another on different locations on stage. The constant movement between the stations gradually re-arranges the instrumentation, as the musicians join into ad-hoc groups and immediately break them apart. The result: a flux of emergent combinations between the various stations in different parts of the stage, and a spatial free-flowing performance setting, with physical- and the musical- paths interweaving.

The audience witness the intertwinement of structure and real-time structuring, (free-) improvisation, (open-) notation, and different instrumental combinations.

Ensemble Modelo62, Korzo theater, The Hague, November 2018