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Music Box - 1

for any group of instruments from 2 to ∞..
To Olivier Messiaen

Estimated Duration
6 - 10min

ISMN : 979-0-2325-6481-4

Notes on this piece
It is necessary to previously agree on several aspects for its execution. For example which version will be performed. In this piece it is necessary to listen carefully to the others to place the cells in the space, especially in the pauses that the other musician open in order to play with silence. The interpretation is free: The piece can have any duration. There may or may not be an organization of the cells, eg. select groups of cells with similar characteristics or eg. start where it is marked down “suggested beginning” then do a first section, then do a second section with short cells, then long ones, or those that have the same character, then the fast and loud ones, then the tremolos, then shut up, etc. It should be noted that making pauses or silences is very important to provide “air” (silence) to the music. If you want to have fun, … build a cube in which on each side there will be a cell of this score... please rotate it !. Have fun !.
Unspecified instrument in unspecified number
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 8

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