Five is written for five instruments. Instrumentation is open-ended and may be for any combination of instruments that have the capability to produce both pitch and noise-oriented materials. The score consists of four types of material: pitched, noise (or “glitch”), a pitch-noise hybrid (or “glitch-pitch”) and silence. Each of these materials is represented in the score by different sets of graphic symbols that may be composed, interpreted openly, by the performers. Each player moves through his or her own material at their own pace to create stratified layers of texture and form.
Performance by participants in the 2007 Oregon Bach Festival: