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979-0-57036-620-0 Möbius sticks – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£8.95)
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Description

Part of the Firewheel Anthology collection

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

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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.

Details

Categories
Duration
5 minutes
Premiere

Dark Inventions, The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014

Scoring
1 Flute, 1 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 1 Percussion, 1 Violin, 1 Violoncello
Composition date
2014

Recordings

Firewheel Dark Inventions, cond. Christopher Leedham, soprano Stef Conner 26th February 2016

Performances

16 May 2014

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

12 May 2014

The Lit & Phil

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

11 May 2014

Left Bank, Leeds

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

10 May 2014

National Centre for Early Music, York

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

8 May 2014

The Engine House, Manchester

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham