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David Lang

if (2021) 10'

speaking vocalist + ensemble

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Michael Gordon

Trance (1995) 52'

2(2pic,2panpipe).00.3sx.0/0440/3kbd.acn.egtr.bgtr/perc/vn.vc + audio playback [all instruments amplified]

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Dana Jessen, bassoonist, on commissioning Rushes

Commissioning Rushes
by Dana Jessen

http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/commissioning-rushes/

As musicians, we frequently talk about the process of composing music. Most often we discuss the various methods a composer goes through to realize his or her work. Yet there is another facet of such an undertaking that often isn’t discussed—the performer’s side of commissioning a large-scale work. On September 15th, six colleagues and I gave the world premiere of Rushes, a new 60-minute composition for seven bassoons by Michael Gordon…

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