any ensemble of at least three musicians
5-10 min and up (no max length)
Consensus Music (originally/temporarily named Attack Music) is one of several pieces composed for an unspecified ensemble. Working with ensembles and musicians at the Academy of Music in Malm I saw the need for making it possible for extremely diverse constellations of musicians to play together. More often than not it is a common interest in new music that makes musicians want to play contemporary music rather than a specific ensemble type.
I consequently composed a series of open pieces.
This piece is experimenting with various ways of playing together in other ways than having a conductor.
First performance by ContemporarY Ensemble in Malm, October 2010.