Singularity (expanding) [2022]

Singularity (expanding)

This piece depicts the cosmic singularity that started the expansion of the universe. From some slow notes in a bass recorder, the score likewise expands to increasingly frantic syncopations, and an ever widening range, finally encompassing an ensemble of 13 players, using SnSSAATTBBBGGC. Just when the music can not expand any further, the piece ends with, in effect, a long plagal cadence.

Apart from some fast flurries in the Alto parts, “Singularity (expanding)" should not offer any technical challenges. However, syncopations and time signatures such as 7/16 or 5/16 may be an exercise in rhythm reading.

As often happens compositions, the sopranino and sopranos have quite fewer notes than the tenors and basses.