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perfect objects (2010)

Recently I have written a series of pieces that are concerned in one way or another with the presentation of unique, and yet similar, events or objects. For example, in fifty objects (2007, for ensemble) and individual objects (2009, for orchestra), I made a sequence of unique musical objects that are closely related; forty objects (2007, for 40 electric guitars) has 40 independent parts; and in over 5000 individual works (2007, for piano) a single performance, or individual work, is one of 5040 versions of the piece.

perfect objects, for flute, clarinet, violin and cello, is dedicated to Radius and the ensemble's founder/director, Tim Benjamin, and first performed at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 23 April 2010.

instrumentation: flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, violoncello
duration: 15 minutes ~
first performance: Jennifer George, flute; Sarah Watts, clarinet; Julia Rumley, violin; Victoria Simonsen, cello

Score and parts available to order

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