"Oblique Personalities: Her Thighs and Hips to the Architectonics of Floor and Ceiling"
by Bil Smith & Bendix Aviation, Composers.
Performed by Ensemble Desbrosses
It is impossible not to make a connection with the lessons that I have learnt from Aldo Clementi, in particular with his almost obsessive inclination to use musical structures not for their own purpose, but rather 'in order to put life into them.'
The action of the work is in the shape of a massive provocative arch, and the transformation of the material proceeds in a grand gesture that is reminiscent of abstract colorist techniques. The work arises from a point of concentration from which all the energy, pulsation and rhythm are propelled.