Il Pleut

      1. listen Mov 1
      2. listen Mov 3

The piece draws some of its material from the contours, structures and metaphysic concerns of Apollinaire’s poem Il Pleut; however, its primary impetus is the tension between the musical finite and infinite. Through decoration and the deliberate obscuring of some musical parameters, the players are encouraged to create ‘natural’ variation within sound and the ensemble. The result is a tactile, but intimate piece that blurs musical parameters to evoke the impression of visually colliding textures, some natural and some imposed, uniting the physic with the metaphysic

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