Isabel Mundry (*1963) Endless Sediments
New Version 2019 [chamb orch] 2018/19 duration: 16'
3(rec).2.2(B-clar).B-clar.2(dbl bsn) – 220.127.116.11. – perc(3) – hp.E-guit – pno – str: 18.104.22.168.4
World première: Cologne, WDR Funkhaus, June 23, 2018
World première of the new version: Stuttgart, December 8, 2019 (Württembergisches Staatsorchester Stuttgart, cond. Jonathan Nott)
The composition is about traces of music distant in time or space. It’s about their flaring up and their layering and restructuring in the here and now of my sound patterns. Those traces are by no means quotations, but forms and procedures arising where music results from mnemonic techniques rather than from writing, that is, from the act of performing – listening – remembering – performing –, etc. The first part concerns a five-layer polymetric pattern as we remotely know it from non-European cultures. The second part unfolds the narrative of a monophonic melody that occasionally diverges, but alwaysreturns to the monodic. In the end, the third part is devoted to the responsorial aspect of sounds and their fluctuations, such as transformation, which was or is to be found in all cultures.
(Isabel Mundry, 2019)