Continuosity

Continuosity was written for inclusion in the reading session provided by the Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal who were visiting the University of British Columbia in March 2004.  The work exploits continually changing relationships amongst the instruments within an animated texture where motivic ideas are continually being passed from one instrument to the next.  An important musical element is the use of additive rhythmic structures where combinations of two or three eighth notes provide an environment of asymmetrical pulse groupings.  This produces an off-beat effect which contributes to the energetic and playful interactions of the instruments.  


Instrumentation:  Flute, Violin, Violoncello, French Horn, and Piano

Duration:  6 minutes