Study no. 43

for 5 players


Performance Instructions:

For 5 players.

Prior to performance, each player is assigned one of the 5 single-line staves. Only one player should follow each staff.

Each player predetermines two sounds, one short and percussive (for example, a mallet hitting a woodblock), the other sustained with a soft attack (for example, humming). Players must be able to play their respective sounds simultaneously, as well as separately.

Each time the attack cursor crosses an event node, play the short, percussive sound once. Each time the attack cursor crosses a horizontal line, play the sustained, soft attack sound. This sound should begin as the circle crosses into the line (left side), and end as it passes it (right side).

Dynamics: MF.

Duration: 7 minutes or more.

Ryan Ross Smith, June 2014.

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