for 1 stringed, 1 wind, 1 percussion, 1 electronic, and 1 indeterminate instrument
Duration: variable, 1’-30’
Commissioned by: Ensemble Musica Nova, Tel Aviv
Premiered by Ensemble dal Niente, January 2018
1830 is dedicated to Amnon Wolman
1830 is an open work for 5 players:
1 stringed instrument
1 wind instrument
1 percussion instrument
1 electronic instrument
1 indeterminate instrument
Each player is given the same set of materials: 60 cards, each possessing a number and a cue.
A performance of the work may range from 60 seconds to approximately 30’30.
The group should decide how long they would like a version to be.
Each player then chooses cards that add up to this agreed upon total duration.
Each player begins with one of the 4 cards labelled BEGINNING in the upper right corner.
After this, the choice of cards and the order needed to make up the total duration is free for each person: each plays their unique order of cards continuously, without a pause between cards.