Luc Ferrari - Interrupteur
  Year :   1967
  Location :   France
  Worktype :   Composition
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  Work Details  
  I wanted to write the most static music possible. I suppose it didnt work out, as its quite a busy score! (Laughs) The idea was to have instrumental continuities which went from beginning to end. One instrument goes up for ten minutes and comes down for ten minutes, while another goes up for three minutes and comes down over the next seventeen, and so on. Each instrument had its plan and there were lines which crossed, and each time that happened there was a special event. That was the basic idea. What interested me was to decide on a duration and to see what each instrument was going to do, in a conceptual way. Im starting to work with durations again, trying to organise them in a completely aleatoric way interms of the composition; it s all written out, but the compositional information is all generated by chance. I take the duration and use it as a painter would, like a canvas... Luc Ferrari. Accessed 15.11.06 from