Year Authored (or revised): 


Instrumentation : 

vln, vla, vcl, db, hp, vib, mmb, gtr

Duration (min): 




First Performance: 

1965 - Darmstadt, Germany, Summer New Music Festival, Bruno Maderna, Conducting.

A "Klangfarbe" work for 8 instruments, the entire piece employs proportional notation in all instruments. No meters are indicated, metronomic indications apply to entire measures for coordinating the parts (1 beat per measure,) a conductor is required. All of the instruments employ extended performance techniques throughout, and the focus of the piece is on timbre and gesture. Requires performers grounded in the compositional and instrumental techniques of the mid to late 20th century. High difficulty.

Ensemble Type: 

mixed instrumental ens 6 to 15 players

Work underwent major revision in 1971.

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