Möbius sticks Christopher Leedham

Möbius sticks cover
Duration
5 mins
Composed
2014
Published
2015
Categories

Small Ensemble Quintet

Instrumentation
1 Flute, 1 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 1 Percussion, 1 Violin, 1 Violoncello

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 57036-620-0 £8.95 Buy now
Parts ISMN 57036-621-7 £14.95 Buy now
Firewheel Anthology (Score) ISMN 57036-615-6 £29.95

for flute, clarinet, percussion, violin and cello

Programme note

Commissioned by Dark Inventions for their Firewheel project, part of the Sound and Music ‘Composer Curator Scheme’. Premiered by Dark Inventions at The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014.

Named after German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius, a Möbius strip has only one surface and one boundary. Inspired by this phenomenon, Möbius Sticks is built around a constantly twisting but ultimately singular melodic line set in motion by the percussion. The other instruments weave melodic strands and try to impose some sense of direction on proceedings, but all they can do is merely shed a slightly differing light on the infinitely repeating strip that runs through the centre of the piece.

Premiere
Dark Inventions, The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014
Performances
Included in
  • Firewheel Anthology cover

    Firewheel Anthology

    Vibrant chamber ensemble pieces and songs by emerging composers, written for Dark Inventions.

Recordings