common ground James Weeks

common ground cover
Duration
10 mins
Composed
2013 to 2014
Published
2016
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Trios •• String Trio

Instrumentation
1 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Violoncello

Purchasing options

Full score ISMN 57036-747-4 £5.95

string trio

Programme note

The material of this piece (‘the ground’) is divided into 14 short, numbered segments. Each player independently chooses an ordering of these segments, beginning with one of the three entry-point segments (nos. 1-3, marked *).

Each player plays through their individual sequence of the 14 segments, with short gaps of 1-4 secs between each segment. In addition, one longer gap of around 20 secs should be inserted by each player.

One player should begin alone, followed by the second and third players at 10-15-second intervals.

During the whole piece, each player should act completely independently of the others: avoiding synchronising pulse or aligning tuning.

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