for solo guitar
Duration: variable, ca. 4-6’
Premiere: Ensemble dal Niente, Evanston, January 2011
Recording: Portrait CD, Jesse Langen, 2012
Mobile 2010, for solo guitar, asks the performer to begin with any of the work’s eight small phrases. Each phrase focuses on very specifically defined timbral and gestural ideas and each has a transitional measure at its close. This transitional measure is the opening idea of some other phrase. In this way, once the first die is cast, so to speak, the form is no longer quite as open – the player has a way through the labyrinth for that performance. There is one glitch in the system, however: some phrases share the same beginning.