Expressis Verbis

This is a verbal instruction for an ensemble to write their own score or to improvise in the described manner. The material is prefigured (in terms of interval-structure, density, sound-character etc.). The piece provides a list of “modes” to be chosen by the players, and assigned to a prefigured time-structure, regulating succession and simultaneity of entries. Parameters are indeterminate.  

The piece was premiered 2008 on Blurred Edges, festival of current music in Hamburg, by the ensemble Nelly Boyd.