"The idea of a freeze
"I have something
"I call these different
sorts of music mechanisms - it's like having a camera on. You move from one mechanism to the other and as soon as you move the eye the music stops and you see the next mechanism. When you go back to them you're not back to where you left off, so something's been going on in the meantime which you couldn't hear."
Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
"The only time I've worked to a what I would call a scheme or musical architecture, is in Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum. Usually I work out formal schemes but get very bored with them very quickly. The form is something you can take from the piece after it's written. It's not something which is imposed on to a musical idea in the first place."
|Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum - Music Details|
|Instruments:||flute doubling piccolo, oboe, clarinet doubling bass clarinet|
|bassoon doubling contra., trumpet, horn, trombone, marimbaphone,|
|piano or electric piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass|
|CD:||ETCETERA Records B.V. CD number KTC 1052|
|Played by:||The London Sinfonietta, conductor - Elgar Howarth|