Six for Six
for 6 players (2004-05)
Premiered by the Moscow Contemporary Ensemble at the Great Hall of the Moscow Composers’ House. 3 movements are in progress.
Six for Six is a cycle of pieces, which consists at least four different ensembles in
different movements: a duo, a trio, a quintet with solo E-flat clarinet, and a pierrot
ensemble in the outer movements. The larger organization is based around the number 6:
there are six movements and six instruments; in some of the movements the number of
instruments is less than six, but the number of sections in the form “adds” up to six to fill
in the gap. This work is more a collection of different pieces than a cycle unified by one
single idea, and in theory, each movement can be performed separately.
- fl. dbl. picc. & alto, B-fl. cl. dbl. bass & E-fl., p-no, perc., vln., vc.
- c. 20 minutes
- November 27, 2004