Category Archives: Open Instrumentation

Folding any instrument(s) (2012)

“Folding…” is a short open instrumentation work which was written as a gift for my friend and composer, Christopher Cerrone. The piece is made up of a series of small melodic fragments. The performers construct their own melodic phrases from these fragments and the phrases are played in a repetitive way to create a rhythmic texture. The melodic fragments themselves where taken from various sketchbooks where I had on numerous occasions attempted to compose an actual piece with these fragments but could never could find a right way to order the material. The solution was to not compose a traditional piece, but rather to leave the material open to future reconstructions. So in this regard the performers are also composers of this piece.