Unending are the Mazes it Engenders (2013)

Commissioned by the Swiss contemporary music duo UMS & JIP 

Instrumentation: alto recorder and counter tenor voice

duration: 8:30

Publisher: BabelScores

World Premiere: 23 February 2013 | Thessaloniki State Orchestra Rehearsal Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece | Ulrike Mayer Spohn – alto recorder, Javier Hagen – counter tenor

Program Notes: The work is a maze of utterances of an uncanny, palpitating sound, which unravels in winding paths, with interconnected twists and turns, through algorithmic mutations and reformulations, continuously circling back to itself by creating and not resolving the dialectics that underly its construction. Its mazing construction lacks of an entrance, a center, and possibility of escape; it is a maze without a monster and a death-defying hero . . . The title is a quotation of a verse from the poem Everness by the Argentinian writer and poet Jorge Louis Borges:

And everything is part of that diverse 
Crystal of memory, the universe; 
Unending are the mazes it engenders

 Performance History:

  • 14-07-2014, UMS & JIP | Avignion Festival, Theatre Notre Dame Avignion, France. http:// avignon.umsnjip.ch/program.html
  • 16-07-2014, UMS & JIP | Avignion Festival, Theatre Notre Dame Avignion, France. UMS & JIP. http:// avignon.umsnjip.ch/program.html
  • 19-07-2014, UMS & JIP | Avignion Festival, Theatre Notre Dame Avignion, France. UMS & JIP. http://avignon.umsnjip.ch/program.html
  • 29-09-2013, UMS & JIP | ΑVGO of the Music Village, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 19-09-2013, UMS & JIP | Ackermannshof, Basel, Switzerland. UMS & JIP.
  • 18-09-2013, UMS & JIP | Ackermannshof, Basel, Switzerland. UMS & JIP.
  • 11/08/2013, UMS & JIP | ME_MMIX, Festival de Música Electrónica, Música Mixta Y Video  Proyección. Palma di Mallorca, Spain. Url: http://memmix.es/conciertos-11-de-agosto/
  • 18/05/2013, UMS & JIP | Forum Wallis Contemporary Music Festival. Schloss Leuk, Wallis, Switzerland. Url:  http://forumvalais.ch/Wordpress/artists/umsn-jip/
  • 13/04/2013, UMS & JIP | ITÜ MIAM Centre of Advanced Studies in Music. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 24/03/2013, UMS & JIP | Kunstraum Walcheturm. Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 23/03/2013, UMS & JIP | Kunstraum Walcheturm. Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 20/03/2013, UMS & JIP | Zeughaus Kultur. Brig-Glis, Switzerland.

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