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Peter Ablinger:
BOOK OF RETURNS
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)

Vergissmeinnicht
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:
ZEITVERTRIEB WIEN BERLIN
Dr. Siegwald Ganglmair, Ruprechtsplatz 4-5/10, A - 1010 Wien,
T: ++43 / 699 / 103 183 74, AB/F: ++43 / 1 / 535 12 66


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

"Instruments &", overview and more details


(english unedited)


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