divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole (2009-11)

divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole is a series of pieces which use the same score format: single pages containing sound events spread across a variable duration of between 40” – 1’20”. The pieces in the series are performed as self-contained compositions. The title comes from a text by Sol LeWitt (Serial Project No. 1 (ABCD), first published in Aspen Magazine, 5/6 (1966)).

‘Serial compositions are multipart pieces with regulated changes. The differences between the parts are the subject of the composition. If some parts remain constant it is to punctuate the changes. The entire work could contain sub-divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole. The autonomous parts are units, rows, sets, or any logical division that would be read as a complete thought.  The series would be read by the viewer in a linear or narrative manner even though in its final form many of these sets would be operating simultaneously, making comprehension difficult.’

The following pieces comprise divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole:

imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent (2009)
PART OF IT MAY ALSO BE PART OF SOMETHING ELSE (2009)
components derive their value solely through their assigned context (2009)
although it may appear to vary by the way in which units are joined (2009-10)
materials vary greatly and are simply materials (2010)
any one part can replace any other part (2010)
nothing reveals itself without at the same time concealing something else (2011)
certain elements within that situation remained constant (2011)
opposition between the two spaces and their common mediation (2011)
with the same material or still, to vary the material (2011)
various distinct spatial or temporal locations (2011)
each will appear or not appear (2011)
it may exist for a few seconds or it may go on indefinitely (2011)

A recording of five pieces from the series is available from another timbre.