(soprano, alto, tenor, baritone)
(5 ½ minutes)
First concert performance - 26th October, 1996
Clarinet and Saxophone Society
Wakefield - England
First broadcast 16th November, 1996
B.B.C. Radio 3
Should Incidentally Fall
This music was commissioned for a combined dance performance by a community
dance company and Random. The choreography by Filip Van Huffel and Shira Haviv,
is typical of Random's style using ever changing dynamic clusters of movement
creating a continuous flow of activity. The music reflects these qualities coming
in and out of focus with the dance but the relationship between dance and music is
never obvious. As with ballet composers earlier this century I believe the music must
also stand alone as a concert work.
I am fascinated by accompaniment figures and find them interesting in their own right,
using these as melodic material. This means foreground and background, themes and
accompaniments, can interchange or be both simultaneously; a counter theme in one phrase will be
the main theme in another.
The first performance took place in the large open foyer areas of the Barbican Centre, London, on 24th
May, 1996; the music written for, and performed, by Saxploitation.