This single movement orchestral work endeavours to musically create an impression of endlessness by presenting an uninterrupted six note chord which is slowly and continually modulating while avoiding any sense of resolution. The notes of this ever-changing harmony are sustained for differing durations by the strings and the unpredictable entrances of new notes ensures the obscuring of any fixed pulse. Within the veiled texture, certain pitches are made more prominent through slight crescendos or heterophonic doublings in the woodwinds, while others pitches are merely blended constituents of the musical fabric. Complementing the gradual harmonic change is the continuous expansion of register coupled with a thickening of the overall texture.
Instrumentation: 9/8/7/6/5 Strings, Double Woodwinds, 2 French Horns, Percussion
Duration: 5 minutes