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  • Large Ensemble: 1121/1210/02/0, Piano, String Quintet

  • Duration 11 min.

  • First performances on December 16, 2005, in Frankfurt, Germany by Ensemble Modern, John B Hedges, cond.

  • Recording: they are, Ensemble Modern Medien EMCD-021/22 (2013), Ensemble Modern, John B Hedges, cond.

'Abeyance' means temporary cessation or suspension. The word can also be understood as a state where the direction of progression or the final resolution of events remains unknown. The somewhat static beginning of the work operates with colours, creating a rather "atmospheric" feel. Later, maybe a bit surprisingly, the music transforms into a quirky clockwork. TR, 2024

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