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Nico Muhly

Publisher: Chester Music

Order of Operations (2013)
Publisher
St. Rose
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Chamber Orchestra
Year Composed
2013
Duration
10 Minutes
Programme Note
Nico Muhly Order of Operations (2013)
First performance:
April 27 2013
Idyllwild Arts Academy
Peter Askin, conductor
Idyllwild, CA

Note:
Order of Operations is an orchestra piece in three large sections: fast, medium, and slow; structurally, it resists traditional symphonic structure. The first section is essentially a perpetual motion machine with hiccoughs and interruptions. The second section is an obsessive harmonic process, creeping slowly up from lower instruments to higher, but never exploring the extremes. The third section is a slow series of drones with a melody in the flute and lowest instruments: a displaced tune. The piece ends when the drones abruptly stop amidst clouds of brass and trilling strings.

Performances
Date
Title
  • 16 NOV 2013
    Germany
    Zentralschweizer Jugendsinfonnieorchester
    Etienne Abelin, conductor

    Other Dates:
    17 November - Germany
  • 27 APR 2013
    Order of Operations World Premiere
    Idyllwild, CA
    Idyllwild Arts Academy
    Peter Askim, conductor

    Other Dates:
    28 April - Idyllwild, CA
  • 27 APR 2013
    Order of Operations World Premiere
    Idyllwild, CA
    Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra
    Peter Askim, conductor

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