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Missy Mazzoli

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Ecstatic Science (2016)
Commissioned by yMusic
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Mixed Ensemble
Year Composed
2016
Duration
10 Minutes
Availability
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Programme Note
Missy Mazzoli Ecstatic Science (2016)
Composer Note:
Ecstatic Science was commissioned by New York-based sextet yMusic and premiered at Carnegie Hall, New York, in December 2016. There’s a lot of math at play; chord progressions are drawn-out, multiplied, condensed, and layered. Melodies are flipped upside-down and fractured into the smallest possible element. The horizontal becomes vertical and the vertical stretches systematically into a twisting melody. The “science” behind the notes provides a frame for a persistent, bubbling energy, a scaffold for the ecstatic gestures that eventually consume everything else.
— Missy Mazzoli

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