The Impossibility of Disappearances

flute, clarinet, oboe, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion and piano (2010)

The Impossibility of Disappearances

Mozart’s original music was erased through a combination of chance operations some of which included tossing paint directly onto the score.

A page of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 in E♭ major after being painted over.

World Premiere

September 20, 2010
Symphony Space
New York, New York

Red Light New Music
Ted Hearne, conductor
Yegor Shevtsov, piano
Natacha Diels, flute
Michelle Farah, oboe
Eileen Mack, clarinet
Nathan Koci, French horn
Caroline Shaw, violin
Erin Wight, viola
John Popham, cello
Andrew Roitstein, contrabass
Kevin Sims, percussion