Garden of Forking Paths

for three clarinets in a space

Richard Bullen

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for three clarinets in a space

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Composer Richard Bullen
Year of Composition 2012
Duration ca.9'
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-rb2gfp1


The evening was intimate, infinite. The road descended and forked among the now
confused meadows. A high-pitched, almost syllabic music approached and receded in
the shifting of the wind, dimmed by leaves and distance.
… I thought of a labyrinth of labyrinths, of one sinuous spreading labyrinth that would
encompass the past and the future and in some way involve the stars…

The Garden of Forking Paths, Jorge Luis Borges

Garden of Forking Paths was first performed by George Sleightholme, Elaine Ruby and Kimon Parry as part of the LSO Soundhub Showcase Concert, Jerwood Hall, LSO St. Luke’s, London on 22 June 2012.