6 mins, violin, clarinet, cello
Three pieces for trio:
- Human Activity
- Breath, no verticals
"No verticals" is a phrase taken from the instructions for Beckett's notably brief play Breath. Like the play, which consists of a single light cue and two sounds, these three single-minded pieces explore different approaches to miniature musical form, as well as an exploration of the themes of mundanity present in my work in general. Human Activity has a night-and-day structure, and Everydayness represents the vacant business of daily chores. The third piece is a little longer: Beckett used "no verticals" to describe the on-stage detritus asked for in his play, seen fleetingly by the audience as the stage light rises, then falls. In my version, three smooth, curving melodies intertwine and overlap as the music expands, then contracts.
No Verticals Full score and parts
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Stuart King trio -- Stuart King, Caroline Balding, and Clare O’Connell -- perform No Verticals, alongside contemporary rep and renaissance music, part of Behind the Mirror concert series.
Stuart King trio -- Stuart King, Caroline Balding, and Clare O’Connell -- perform No Verticals, alongside contemporary rep and renaissance music.
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Listenpony 21 announced
Listenpony is hosting percussionist James Larter, a trio from Explore Ensemble, and singer-songwriter Sophie Jamieson at its 21st concert. Tickets and details here.