Crossing Dialogues

for violin, cello, vibraphone and piano

John Palmer

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for violin, cello, vibraphone and piano

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Composer John Palmer
Year of Composition 2013
Duration ca.17'
Categories (all composers) , ,
Catalogue ID ce-jp1cd1


Crossing dialogues was commissioned from and written for the Open_Music quartet, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the interaction between written and improvised music. Since my childhood I have always been attracted by improvisation as both a stand-alone performance practice and in conjunction with a written-out composition. I guess it is both its ritual character and its focus on the now that makes it so attractive to me: the perception of the very instant as an irreplaceable moment within a continuous flux that faces me with an unrepeatable condition. In my own musical practice I have always perceived improvisation as a twofold experience: an improvised-composition being at the same time a composed-improvisation. Form being the crucial link between the two notions.