Small Infinities

Small Infinities is an ongoing graphic score project, written as a set of freely configurable “modules.”  The premier performance, at the 2017 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM), featured 11 of these modules played by a massed-clarinet ensemble of 28 players—the Argonaut Clarinet Orchestra.

NEXT PERFORMANCE:

Artlands Festival Opening Night
6:30pm 10th October, 2018
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo

To take part in the 2018 Argonaut Clarinet Orchestra please email: samuel [dot] dunscombe [@] monash.edu

A copy of the Bendigo score can be found here, [Download PDF], and example audio files can be found at the bottom of this page.  An introduction and set of tutorials can be found immediately below:

To perform Small Infinities, choose any number (greater than 1) of modules that work for your instrumentation, and create a timing sheet for how you would like to put them together in a live performance.  Playing modules simultaneously or overlapping is strongly encouraged.

Modules A-K (premiered at BIFEM2017)

Module Dedication Instrumentation Download
A To Eva-Maria Houben Any number of identical woodwinds  Modules A-K
B To Eliane Radigue Identical woodwinds in groups of 7*  Modules A-K
C To Klaus Lang 5 or more identical woodwinds  Modules A-K
D To Christian Wolff 5 or more identical single-reed instruments  Modules A-K
E To Arash Yazdani 5 or more identical single-reed instruments  Modules A-K
F To Jakob Ullman 7 or more identical woodwinds*  Modules A-K
G To Taku Sugimoto Identical instruments in groups of 7*  Modules A-K
H To Eva-Maria Houben and Rebecca Lane Identical woodwinds in groups of 7*  Modules A-K
I To Michael Pisaro Any number of instruments  Modules A-K
J To Horatiu Radulescu 7 identical woodwinds*  Modules A-K
K To Horatiu Radulescu 5 or more identical woodwinds  Modules A-K

Sample recordings of modules B-H (overdubbed clarinet, low quality) are available here: Download .zip file [16.8MB]

Modules from L-?

Module Dedication Instrumentation  Download
L For Taku Sugimoto and Michiko Ogawa One quintet 4 times (overdubbed, or consecutive); or 4 quintets at the same time  PDF
 M  For Taku Sugimoto and Michiko Ogawa  Two clarinets and guitar  PDF to come soon