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.
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)
|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-?
|L||For Taku Sugimoto and Michiko Ogawa||One quintet 4 times (overdubbed, or consecutive); or 4 quintets at the same time|
|M||For Taku Sugimoto and Michiko Ogawa||Two clarinets and guitar||PDF to come soon|