Piano and Chamber Ensemble of 10 Players
Commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), London Sinfonietta and Ensemble Modern with financial assistance from the Arts Council of England and the following Sound Investors through the BCMG Sound Investment scheme:
John and Caroline Harding
Lawrence Bacon and Jean Scott
cl.bsax ? tpt.trbn.tuba ? perc(1): timp/crot/3 rototoms/5 tuned tpl.bl/2 wood drum/log drum/talking drum/wood chimes/hi-hat/tam-t/anvil/pedal BD/2 stones/foam ? pno ? 3 vln.db (all string instruments and clarinet need amplification, bass requires a contact microphone)
The work is scored for solo piano and an ensemble of ten players, comprising clarinet, baritone saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, 3 violins and double bass.