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Telephone Conversation

The composition is about a conversation exemplified by the diverse sounds produced. The same 'words' or 'utterances' are repeated with variances, parodying a telephone conversation; a theme that repeats itself with slightly different words. The vocal text comprises the letters of the word 'conversation'.

Indeterminate notation and mobile forms are employed. A system ensures that the composition will be structured differently every time it is played by different performers, but also that every individual performer has their own sonic signature, which will remain distinct even when they participate in a performance of the piece with a different ensemble; the piece ensures that they have their own voice in every 'telephone conversation'.

The duration of the piece may vary in different performances from average c. 3.5 minutes to c. 8 minutes or more.

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