In Warmer Seasons

10 minutes for Soprano, Flute, and Guitar

programme note:

In Warmer Seasons proposes that individual trajectories between the parts of the ensemble can form an ecological whole. Here, three musicians play parts which occupy distinct process-trajectories developing at their own individual rates. Despite a shared eight-minute duration, meter, conductor, or other ensemble-wide time standard used in the piece. Instead, each player follows their own variable time standard as delivered by a click track, and they play in response to the changing skin of the experienced moment. Coincidental but nontrivial interactions result from a design logic applied on the scale of the individual parts. This approach gives preference to the ongoing process of surprise and discovery through direct aural experience on the part of both performers and audience, over a desire for perfection of an abstract musical idea or structure. Similar sentiment is celebrated by Lucretius inOn the Nature of Things: "Nothing in the body is made in order that we may use it.What happens to exist is the cause of its use.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download Score

(Score consists of individual parts and instructions)

Please contact me should you wish to perform the piece and I canprovide the requisite click tracks!

In Warmer Seasons was written for tracensemble, who were guest artists at the University last year.

tracesemble is a trio of musicians, performing in this piece as soprano voice (Peyee Chen), c-flute

(Alba Bru), and nylon string guitar (Diego Castro Magas). Each musician additionally performed

with a small wooden percussion instrument. The piece is ten minutes long. Musicians read from

the provided parts, and rely on the provided click tracks for temporal orientation as delivered via

headphones. Each part exists, for the performer, independently of the others. There is no score

used for this piece, only the parts here provided.

 below, a video from the  first performance

St Pauls Hall, Huddersfield, March 17, 2016:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some listeners might be interested in the sung text:

the car was recovered

as beach-goers,

finishing formalities before fading away

having been warned

 

oh my!

jump toward the moon in warmer seasons

 

god,

stay away from the coast

we don't want you

here

 

salty channels run into craters and canyons

during comes with having form and being

 

high tide for nineteen years

formalities

jump up and down

run into craters and canyons

 

beachgoers are being warned to stay far away before fading

as conditions formalize

 

teenage girls

running into canyons and craters

exclaim "oh my god!"

and exclaim

"warm seasons affect the weather"

beach-goers therefore jump up and down

causing high tides

 

in coastal canyons, fading

 

before conditions cool

jump up and down

exclaim

 

once he had gone the supermoon caused the highest tides anyone had seen for nineteen years

 

on the moon

or on

mars

where water flows

from beneath

from canyons

 

it was recovered

but the van had to wait

for warmer winds

teen age canyons

fade before conditions

cool and formalize

into craters

 

 

jump up and down

highest tides

 

the car was recovered

but the van must wait

until the tide recedes

 

during warmer seasons

the moon conditions

beach-goers

who are warned not to go out

 

salty crater, before fading away

wait for warmer seasons

 

on the coast and lacking any formaility the moon conditions teenage tides

and on mars salty channels form during warms seasons before exclaiming oh my

 

salty channels become coastal plains during warmer seasons

running down craters and canyons

 

super moon

causes

super high tides

 

teenagers exclaim

oh my god

 

beach-goers must wait

for the tide

 

the moon conditions

oh my god

the teenagers exclaimed

 

finish the formalities

before fading away

 

having been warned,

jump to the moon

 

until the water recedes

you will have to wait

 

 

 

see also:

Descent from the High Arches and the Bog Chorus

Helical Pastimes

Incidents of an Uncertain Passage to a Defined Address

Two Bowls (Prime Unity)