[The revised Peters Edition score of 2007 replaces all previous editions.]
Commissioned by Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.
SYNTAGM III is an extension of my early graphic, improvisational scores such as SYNERGY I and DECEMBER 1952 [from FOLIO] in combination with aspects of open-form (TWENTY-FIVE PAGES, 1953), and more recent scores such as SYNERGY II in which I have combined all of these "experimental" scoring and performance techniques. SYNTAGM III is a further attempt to create relevant and responsible aspects of my function as composer, and optimistic attitude toward performance spontaneity...a kind of "programmed environment" of composer-performance collaboration. This is very close to the definition of "synergy" as I worked with the concept in 1952. Recent developments are encouraging, finally.
SYNTAGM III is a closed-form work but with some graphically notated and flexible inner structures. Much of it is strictly notated and even the "graphic" areas are very closely controlled. Some materials from EVENT: SYNERGY II have been collaged into this work. I am interested in a kind of "echo" relationship within and between works.
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|Selected Performances||0000-00-00 1990-07-29|
1970-07-20 Fondation Maeght, St.Paul-de-Vence, France
Ensemble: Ensemble Ars Nova de L'O.R.T.F.
Conductor: Lukas Foss
1972-02-06 Peabody Conservatory of Music
1980-08-19 Radio France
1985-11-26 Freiburg, Germany, Institut fuer Neue Musik
1986-02-06 Cincinatti University
1988-09-06 Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
Ensemble: Boston Musica Viva
Conductor: Richard Pittman
California Ear Unit