Additional Information

Automaton, for oboe, cello, and piano, is a piece written for members of the Schubert Ensemble and oboist George Caird. The piece uses prime numbers to plan the trajectory of the piece. Each instrument has a simple melodic motif which is repeated regularly at intervals of prime numbers. The piece begins with all three instruments starting together, and finishes when all three motifs finally meet again.

Details

Year:
2017
Category:
Chamber (3 - 6 players)
Recordings:
Minutes:
3
Total Number of Instruments:
3

Instrumentation

Cello
1
Oboe
1
Piano
1

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