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Composed by
Leo Geyer
bassoon, cello, electric viola, flute, trumpet, violin
With electronics
Work premiered
May 2020
1 minute

This miniature composition reimagines Covid-19 as a musical instruction.

Co = The chord symbol for C diminished.
VI = The roman numeral indication for chord six, thus A,C,Eb if we assume that the key is C melodic minor.
d = Simply the note D.
x 19 = Play 19 times.

Therefore, in the opening few seconds the violin presents the “Covid motif”. It quickly infects other instruments developing frantically through each repetition whilst a siren wails above the chaos. Following the final 19th iteration, the ensemble breaks out in a wild improvisation which continues until the fade out, representing the current unresolved nature of the crisis.

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