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Peter Ablinger:
aus: "Instruments &"

2013 (1985-2015)

Ensemble, Elektronik, Situationen, variable Formate und Dauern

ensemble, electronics, situations, variable formats and durations

"Book of Returns" is a collection of modules. Modules are usually 40 Seconds short and sometimes multiples of that. Modules can be: solo-pieces, solo-electronics, a cassette player, a single note or a scale, a performative situation, experiments with microphones, field recordings, picture projection, and, more exceptional, also ensemble situations - although a typical presentation definitely needs something like an ensemble: a mixture of instrumentalists, electronic performers and other.

The modules are played/connected without pause. With free choice of modules, order and number. But always the connection between modules, the edge, is the crucial part: the perfect cut.

performance instructions and list of all modules

Kant und Kanten (word document)

Hard Edge (excerpt from: Metaphern, 2004)

listen (detail), Defunen Ensemble, Helsinki, 2015

CD1 ("Backgrounds" from "Book of Returns")

CD2 (a 16:40 selection from "Book of Returns" by GreyWing Ensemble)

full score and audio of one of the modules from the GreyWing Ensemble record

Weggehen, Zurücklaufen
another one of the modules in a different version as a piece on its own

For more informations, scores and materials contact the publisher:
Bryan Eubanks, Gotzkowskystr. 15, D-10555 Berlin,
T: +49 / 176 / 47 39 29 97,

"Instruments &", Übersicht über den Zyklus und weitere Details

"Instruments &", overview and more details

talking performers

(english unedited)

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