Sept couleurs

Program note

In one single movement, the work is spread out like a long tactile tapistery or scroll that reveals a successive order of patterns of textures. One might imagine silk, wool, plastic, wood, denim, and leather; polka dots, plaids, stripes; rough, smooth, grainy, dense - each coming on after another. Sections in SEVEN COLORS fade together, or overlap one another. or arise suddenly as part of a collage. The pace and shape of the piece is carefully calculated. There are eight elemental segments, each one lasting fifteen seconds. These segments are built on two distinct "fabrics" of different durations. With retrogrades, variations, and augmentations, SEVEN COLORS using this original material, which appears in the middle of the piece. SEVEN COLORS is dedicated to the members of the New York New Music Ensemble. Linda Bouchard March 1994.

Details

Composer
Year of composition
1994
Timing
0:13:00
C flute /
B-flat clarinet /
Violin /
Cello /
Piano interior /
Glockenspiel /
Marimba /
Vibraphone /
Crotales /
Brake drum /
Wind chimes /
Chinese cymbal /

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