Sheet Music: Score
Zero Sum Game : for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano / Alex Turley.
by Alex Turley (2021)
Zero Sum Game began life as a simple set of chords and an intent to create something fresh and vibrant for the fabulous musicians of Omega Ensemble. Through many versions and re-writes, the piece eventually took shape as one core musical idea travelling through a wide variety of musical contexts, thrown around the ensemble and teased apart in a playful and exploratory manner. The 'game' of the piece sees the five musicians in competition with one another, engaged in a musical tug-of-war as they spar and team up to demand the foreground. Eventually, the high energy and tension of the opening disintegrates, giving way to a section of more delicacy and intimacy in which musical lines overlap and interweave to create subtler textures, before a fiery rush to the finish line.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (43p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 10 min.
Includes program note.
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