DARK MATTER

Richard Barrett

Year

1990-2002


Duration

95’


Instrumentation

soprano - 2.0.3.0 - 0.0.0.0 - 2perc-2gtr-pft(=chamber organ) - 1.1.1.2.1 - live electronics (2 performers)


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Text/Libretto

Pyramid Texts, Hesiod, Hippolytos, Anaxagoras, Melissos, the Orphic Hymns, Lucretius, Pascal and Beckett


Commission

Elision, Cikada and the DAAD


Premiere

first version: Brisbane, Australia, 16 November 2001: Elision Ensemble / Cikada Ensemble, Christian Eggen (cond.); final version: Berlin, Germany, 14 March 2003: Elision Ensemble / Cikada Ensemble, Christian Eggen (cond.)


Publisher

United Music Publishers Ltd


Source

composer homepage; Barrett correspondence;