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Strange Loops

for twelve performers

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  2 flutes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, trombone, percussion (suspended cymbal, tam tam, vibraphone, marimba), electric organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass; some amplification required

Year:  2008
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  2 flutes, 2 clarinets, bass...

Composer:   Samuel Holloway

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When a line bends around and crosses itself, a loop is what you have. Too loose, and you have a mere curve. Too tangled, and you have a knot. There’s room in a loop for play and change – it’s a connection but not a conclusion.

[Justin Paton in Julia Morrison: A Loop Around a Loop]

Strange Loops was written for Stroma, with funding from Creative New Zealand.

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Commissioned by Stroma, with funding from Creative New Zealand

Performance history

24 Sep 2008: Strange Loops

19 Jul 2009: ACO: Wax Lyrical

29 Jun 2010: RNZ Concert broadcast ACO
Featuring: Radio New Zealand Concert