Sheet Music: Score
Not by halves : for four sustaining instruments / Damien Ricketson.
by Damien Ricketson (2015)
Not by Halves continues my interest in the 'open-form' in music. That is, music in which there is no single version, but rather a deliberate multitude of possible versions. In the tradition of John Zorn's 'game pieces', Not by Halves is a text-based work: a set of rules that governs the way in which performers cooperate without specifying exactly how they should sound. Scored for any quartet of homogenous instruments and looking more like a flowchart than a traditional score, the game plays out in two halves (plus a half-time intermezzo), whereby the musicians try to halve prevailing musical structures such as pitch and rhythm that in turn triggers chains of interactions and musical patterns.
-- Damien Ricketson
Published by: Curious Noise — 1 score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 7 min.
Score consists of program note, instructions and explanation of the set of rules.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Open score, game-piece, John Zorn
Flexible duration 6-10 mins.
ISMN: 9790 720068305
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