Additional Information

On September 6th, 1951, while drinking at a party with friends, writer and visual artist William S. Burroughs shot and killed his wife. Burroughs – drunk – had produced a handgun from his bag and told her, “it’s time for our William Tell act.” His wife, Joan – also drunk – put a highball glass on her head. Burroughs fired, but missed the glass.

This piece was written for Plus-Minus ensemble.

Details

Year:
2019
Category:
Ensemble
Recordings:
Minutes:
7
Total Number of Instruments:
5

Instrumentation

Bass clarinet
1
Cello
1
Electric guitar
1
Percussion
1
Violin
1

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