‘inert mass’, for 12 string players (2018)

The basic material is a quavering two octave fulltone cluster, in whose interior always gradual changes are being performed, in fact always seperately in the four parameters of pitch (glissando), timbre (shift between tasto and ponticelli), dynamics (crescendo/diminuendo) and tempo of pulse (accelerando/ ritardando); each part involves the same progression, always asynchronously and on a different pitch level. The result is an almost static sound image, which at the same time is permanently being reshaped on four levels. After 12′ minutes, the pole position is reestablished, and the procedure repeats.

Premiered 2019 at Transparent Sound New MusicĀ  Festival, Budapest, by Giusto chamber ensemble.