Event: Synergy II
1967

Duration

variable duration

Publisher

Edition Peters

Instrumentation Notes

ensemble

Program Notes

[The revised Peters Edition score of 2007 replaces all previous editions.]

EVENT SYNERGY II is “…an “open-form” work in proportional and graphic notations. The control of the form, the materials and the conducting techniques are basically the same as in (my) Available Forms I and II, From Here, Modules I and II.” Instrumentation: 19 instruments max.

For ensemble and two conductors
2Fl., 2Ob., Ca., 3Cl., B-cl., 2 Bsn. – 4Vln.,2Va.,2Vc. / variable duration

Alternative performing formats:
Fl., Ob., Ca., Cl., B-cl., Bsn. – string quartet
or: Fl., Ob., 2Cl., Bsn – string quartet
or: 2Fl.,2Ob., Ca., 3Cl., B-cl., 2Bsn.
or: 4Vln., 2Va., 2Vc.

(See also: “Event Synergy II instrumentation”.)

More Information

Commissioned by the Festival de Royan (French Radio) 1967

Selected Performances

November 22, 2013 • Seattle

Seattle Modern Orchestra, two performances.
Conductors: Julia Tai and Jérémy Jolley.

May 22, 2005 • Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany

Ensemble: Bochumer SymphonikerConductor: Steven Sloane

May 19, 2005 • Ruhr-Universitaet. Bochum, Germany

Ensemble: Bochumer SymphonikerConductor: Steven Sloane

September 2, 2004 • Jordan Hall, Boston, USA

Ensemble: New England Conservatory OrchestraConductor: Stephen Drury

May 22, 2000 • Alice Tully Hall, New York City, USA

Ensemble: The Orchestra of the S.E.M. EnsembleConductor: Petr Kotik

January 12, 1995 • Leipzig

Conductor: Earle Brown, Steffen Schleiermacher

September 28, 1989 • Tucson, Arizona

March 1, 1988 • New York

Musical elements

August 4, 1981 • Aspen Music Festival

Conductor: Richard Dufallo, Earle Brown

February 6, 1972 • Peabody Conservatory of Music

January 21, 1972 • New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater; New York, NY

Ensemble: New York PhilharmonicConductor: Bruno Maderna and Earle Brown

August 13, 1970 • Aspen Music Festival

Conductor: Earle BrownU.S. Premiere

November 30, 1966 • Festival de Royan, France

World premiere

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Recordings

Centering: The Music of Earle Brown (released 1998)

Newport Classic

Performed by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

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New Port Classic

Synergy (released 1995)

Hat Hut Records

Performed by Ensemble Avantgarde Leipzig

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Discogs

Earle Brown Music Foundation