Suspended Animation (for 3 or more players)

Added by
Composed by
Hugo Bell
With electronics
Work premiered
April 2018
Venue of the premiere
The Orgelpark, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Suspended Animation was the product of several years of obsession with the concept of self-similarity in musical composition. The piece is open-scored composition for 3 or more players and requires an ‘input source’. The score itself is a text score, detailing as to how a pre-existing melody can be split across an infinite number of musicians whilst maintaining a self similar structure. The piece is ‘modular’ in the sense that it doesn’t provide a finished set of instructions which a group of musicians can interpret to realise the piece, but instead offers the tools for the performers to construct the piece with.