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Work Title
cComposed Improvisation (for Steinberger Bass Guitar)
Alt. Title
cComposed Improvisation No. 1
Begun in 1987, returned to and completed in 1990.
Ensemble Type
Work Length
8 minutes
For solo steinberger bass guitar.
This work -- in versions for Steinberger Bass Guitar, One-Sided Drums With or Without Jangles, and Snare Drum Alone -- comprises 2 pages of text with performance instructions. Each has 3 time brackets, 1 of which is variable, surrounded by 2 that are fixed. Each time bracket contains 1-8 events and 1-64 icti. The performer performs chance operations to decide the number of events and icti to be played, as well as specifics concerning the use of instruments as well as durations of sounds.
Robert Black (Steinberg Bass-guitar)
Peters Edition EP 67318a