An open work for 5 players who use cards with listening cues to create an interactive live performance
Composer: Fredrick Gifford
Year of Composition: 2015
Instrumentation: open work for 5 players: 1 stringed instrument; 1 wind instrument; 1 percussion instrument; 1 electronic instrument; 1 indeterminate instrument
Type of Electronics: Live
Number of Channels: 2
Duration: variable, 1'00 - 30'30 max.
Video Component: None
Each player is given the same set of materials: 60 cards, each possessing a number and a cue. The choice of cards and the order needed to make up the total duration is free for each person: each plays her or his unique order of cards continuously, without a pause between cards.
1830 was commissioned by Ensemble Music Nova, Tel Aviv, on the occasion of Amnon Wolman’s 60th birthday.