Process

for solo flute

1973

c. 10 minutes

[Withdrawn. Not available for performance]

Composer Notes: I composed this lyrical, atonal work to accompany an improvisational dance piece for four dancers. The duration of the dance was determined by interactions between the dancers while they performed, which meant that the duration of the dance varied substantially.

To create music that could vary in length, I notated the music in five separate boxes. These boxed sections could be repeated using options shown on the score by arrows. Three of the sections were notated with proportional notation, and each of these contained a few boxed pitch sets that could be used for improvisation. All five sections were composed so as to sound non-metric to a listener. The music and the dance occupied the same performance space, but functioned independently.

In the 1980s my musical ideas became consistently more tonal and kinetic, and I eventually withdrew this and numerous other earlier works.