Champ Vital (Life Field)

1987

[SCORE & PARTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A virtuosic trio with Introduction; Themes and Transformations for violin, piano and percussion inspired by ideas of morphogenesis and evolution.

Champ Vital (Life Field) — Introduction; Themes and Transformations (1987) is a virtuosic trio for violin, piano, and percussion. It includes a solo violin introduction, a hidden theme and a set of 28 transformations on the theme orchestrated for the trio. It employs melodic shape mutation techniques arranged with extended, rhythmic hockets among the parts. The compositional form is inspired by ideas of morphogenesis and evolution. A program note about these concepts is included with the score. A new recording by the California E.A.R. Unit is due to be released on Tzadik in 2012.