Commission: Ensemble Court-circuit
The Age of Wire and String borrows its title, and also the titles of its movements, from the debut novel by the American author Ben Marcus. This wonderful and highly unusual book describes a world totally different from ours, a world that defies earthly laws of nature, but that still seems to have its own set of laws and logic, consistent, yet ungraspable. While reading the book, I found that this description fits equally well to the abstract world of music, especially modern art music, with its ability to transport our mind to places never visited before.
The Age of Wire and String consists of many small miniatures, some of them very short. The piece was commissioned by Ensemble Court-Circuit.
Sunday, March 6, 2005