Performed just a little research this week on materials – specifically, looking over a compositional design I had created a while back and contemplating how an architecture might embrace it. Also, did a survey on what I have in the electronic kits I own…looking for some prototypes of sonic materials that I think may be relevant for this new work. I’m still undecided on what instruments I should work with here, and very undecided about electronics – whether they should be passive or active, where, or if at all. So, there are still a number of critical choices that I need to make before I commit to it with heart. I keep bouncing around with the instrumentals – first thought it was just a piano or two keyboard like instruments (such as a vibraphone). Now thinking a piano quintet might do it. I still am pursuing the neutrality of a group of instruments rather than the perfunctory of going down a soloist path again.
The materials though seem to be workable. Rhythmically, I’m unsure on something more closed or more open or both.