[The revised Peters Edition score of 2007 replaces all previous editions.]
"….The title refers to the tracing (graphing) of the movement of “particles” within “cloud chambers” as they rebound off one another and thereby influence each other’s actions….."
HODOGRAPH I (1959) was composed in the spring of 1959 for the Darmstadt festival of that year. Luigi Nono was to give a lecture on notation and formal processes and suggested that I write this work for Severino Gazzelloni, David Tudor and Christoph Caskel, each of them an outstanding soloist.
The notation is primarily “proportional” (highly specific and controlled but with slightly flexible rhythmic articulation) but there are also three 15-second “graphically notated” sections in which my graphic line-drawings are the basis for improvisation by the performers. [download additional graphically notated sections here.] In effect, three collaborative cadenzas between my “implications” and the performer’s spontaneity.
|More Information||Piano/Celeste is one player. Percussion is orch. bells (Glockenspiel) marimba, vibraphone. |
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Commissioned by Luigi Nono for Darmstadt Festival, Germany.
|Selected Performances||1959-09-01 Darmstadt|
Ensemble: David Tudor, Severino Gazzelloni, Christoph Caskel
1993-06-01 Hebbel Theater, Berlin
2012-12-15 Bern, Switzerland
Ensemble: Ensemble Proton
A life in music - CONTEMPORARY SOUND SERIES Box 2 (released 2009)
Performed by: Various
Produced by: Wergo
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The New York School 2 (released 1993)
Performed by: Eberhard Blum, Steffen Schleiermacher, Jan Williams
Produced by: Hat Hut Records
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