Möbius (1994)

A Möbius band
"There is the theory of the Möbius band, a region in space where time turns back on itself..."

This work follows the form of the famous Möbius band or strip, which is a strip that has only one side. More information here and here.

A Möbius band can be easily constructed by taking a strip of paper, twisting it once, and joining the ends together. If you draw a line along it, you will see that it only has one side. The music in this piece is similarly constructed: it has a "twist" in the middle that turns the music upside-down, and starts to run backwards.

Premiere

European Union Chamber Orchestra, Christ's Hospital, Autumn 1994.

Duration

15 minutes

Instrumentation

Soli strings (5.4.3.2.1)

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