Ordinary music Vol. 13, for percussion sextet (2009)
The work belongs to the genre of mobiles. I wrote it under the impression of rehearsing Terry Riley’s ‘In C’, from which I picked up the pattern technique, but at the same time suspended tonality and chronological order. The patterns in this piece are always built in intervals of one, two or three semitones around a basic tone, that changes for each pattern; thus harmonic progression remains inconclusive throughout. A certain number of patterns are set as meeting points, where all six performers play similar material, before spreading out again. Instrumentation is specified only insofar, as each performer should have a mallett instrument, along with several unpitched skin- wood- and metal instruments at her disposal.
The piece was premiered in 2009, by Akros percussion collective, and has experienced several US performances ever since.