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Unstuck

Unstuck

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
I have never been more stuck than I was in the winter of 2008. My writing came to a grinding halt in January and for a long time this piece languished on my desk, a mess of musical fragments that refused to cohere. The following May, I saw a copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and remembered one of its iconic sentences, then I had a breakthrough realization. The sentence was this: ’Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time’, and the realization was that the lack of coherence in my ideas was to be embraced and explored, not overcome. Musical fragments become unstuck in that sections from the beginning, middle and end crop up in the wrong places like the flashbacks and flash-forwards that define the narrative structure of Vonnegut’s novel. Andrew Norman
Details
Performance duration: 10'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 9. September 2008 Zürich, Tonhalle (CH) · Dirigent: Michael Sanderling · Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Year of composition: 2008
instrumentation: 3(pic).2.ca.3(bcl, Ebcl).3-4.3.3.1-timp.3perc(tom-t, s.d, cym, crot, b.d, tempbl, bng, ratchet)-pno-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2018-09-21 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-05 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valcuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-05 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-04 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valcuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-04 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valcuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-03 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-03 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Teddy Abrams
Orchestra: Britt Festival Orchestra
2017-07-28 | Jacksonville,OR (United States of America), Britt Pavillion
Conductor: Kynan Johns
Orchestra: Rutgers University Orchestra
2017-03-04 | New Brunswick, NJ (United States of America), Nicholas Music Center
Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann
Orchestra: basel sinfonietta
2016-09-24 | Basel (Switzerland), Volkshaus
Conductor: André de Ridder
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2016-06-16 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 21:15 | national Premiere
Conductor: André de Ridder
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2016-06-16 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 20:15
Conductor: Michael Francis
Orchestra: Florida Orchestra
2016-02-28 | St. Petersburg, FL (United States of America), Mahaffey Theater
Conductor: Michael Francis
Orchestra: Florida Orchestra
2016-02-27 | St. Petersburg, FL (United States of America), Mahaffey Theater
Conductor: Michael Francis
Orchestra: Florida Orchestra
2016-02-26 | St. Petersburg, FL (United States of America), Straz Center; Ferguson Hall
Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-24 | Prescott, AZ (United States of America), Yavapai Center for the Arts
Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-23 | Phoenix, AZ (United States of America), Phoenix Symphony
Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-22 | Phoenix, AZ (United States of America), Phoenix Symphony Hall
Conductor: Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-21 | Scottsdale, AZ (United States of America), Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Conductor: Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
2015-01-31 | Winnipeg, MB (Canada), Concert Hall
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2013-09-29 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2013-09-23 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 20:00
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2013-09-22 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 11:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2013-09-14 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Alys Stephens Center
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2013-09-13 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Alys Stephens Center
Conductor: Brad Lubman
2013-08-10 | Santa Cruz, CA (United States of America), Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-11 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-10 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-09 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre
Conductor: Lowell Liebermann
2013-04-23 | New York, NY (United States of America), Mannes Concert Hall
Conductor: Timothy Weiss
Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2012-04-27 | Melbourne (Australia), Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Andrew Gourlay
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2012-01-19 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: George Manahan
Orchestra: American Composers Orchestra
2011-10-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), Winter Garden Financial Center | national Premiere
Conductor: Michael Sanderling
Orchestra: Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
2008-09-09 | Zürich (Switzerland), Tonhalle | World Premiere
I have never been more stuck than I was in the winter of 2008. My writing came to a grinding halt in January and for a long time this piece languished on my desk, a mess of musical fragments that refused to cohere. The following May, I saw a copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five and remembered one of its iconic sentences, then I had a breakthrough realization. The sentence was this: ’Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time’, and the realization was that the lack of coherence in my ideas was to be embraced and explored, not overcome. Musical fragments become unstuck in that sections from the beginning, middle and end crop up in the wrong places like the flashbacks and flash-forwards that define the narrative structure of Vonnegut’s novel. Andrew Norman
Performance duration: 10'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 9. September 2008 Zürich, Tonhalle (CH) · Dirigent: Michael Sanderling · Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Year of composition: 2008
instrumentation: 3(pic).2.ca.3(bcl, Ebcl).3-4.3.3.1-timp.3perc(tom-t, s.d, cym, crot, b.d, tempbl, bng, ratchet)-pno-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2018-09-21 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-05 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valcuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-05 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-04 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valcuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-04 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valcuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-03 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Juraj Valčuha
Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony
2018-05-03 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), Davies Symphony Hall
Conductor: Teddy Abrams
Orchestra: Britt Festival Orchestra
2017-07-28 | Jacksonville,OR (United States of America), Britt Pavillion
Conductor: Kynan Johns
Orchestra: Rutgers University Orchestra
2017-03-04 | New Brunswick, NJ (United States of America), Nicholas Music Center
Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann
Orchestra: basel sinfonietta
2016-09-24 | Basel (Switzerland), Volkshaus
Conductor: André de Ridder
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2016-06-16 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 21:15 | national Premiere
Conductor: André de Ridder
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2016-06-16 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 20:15
Conductor: Michael Francis
Orchestra: Florida Orchestra
2016-02-28 | St. Petersburg, FL (United States of America), Mahaffey Theater
Conductor: Michael Francis
Orchestra: Florida Orchestra
2016-02-27 | St. Petersburg, FL (United States of America), Mahaffey Theater
Conductor: Michael Francis
Orchestra: Florida Orchestra
2016-02-26 | St. Petersburg, FL (United States of America), Straz Center; Ferguson Hall
Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-24 | Prescott, AZ (United States of America), Yavapai Center for the Arts
Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-23 | Phoenix, AZ (United States of America), Phoenix Symphony
Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-22 | Phoenix, AZ (United States of America), Phoenix Symphony Hall
Conductor: Conductor: Tito Munoz
Orchestra: The Phoenix Symphony
2016-01-21 | Scottsdale, AZ (United States of America), Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Conductor: Alexander Mickelthwate
Orchestra: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
2015-01-31 | Winnipeg, MB (Canada), Concert Hall
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2013-09-29 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 19:00
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2013-09-23 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 20:00
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Badische Staatskapelle
2013-09-22 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Badisches Staatstheater — 11:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2013-09-14 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Alys Stephens Center
Conductor: Justin Brown
Orchestra: Alabama Symphony Orchestra
2013-09-13 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Alys Stephens Center
Conductor: Brad Lubman
2013-08-10 | Santa Cruz, CA (United States of America), Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-11 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-10 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-09 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre
Conductor: Lowell Liebermann
2013-04-23 | New York, NY (United States of America), Mannes Concert Hall
Conductor: Timothy Weiss
Orchestra: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2012-04-27 | Melbourne (Australia), Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Andrew Gourlay
Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
2012-01-19 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Hall — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: George Manahan
Orchestra: American Composers Orchestra
2011-10-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), Winter Garden Financial Center | national Premiere
Conductor: Michael Sanderling
Orchestra: Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
2008-09-09 | Zürich (Switzerland), Tonhalle | World Premiere
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