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Impossible Songs

for string quartet and soprano voice

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  13m

Year:  2009
Duration:  13m

Composer:   Samuel Holloway

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Samuel Holloway: Impossible...

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Impossible Songs was written in 2009 for the Karlheinz Company, with funding from Creative New Zealand. Each movement derives its title from Alan Loney’s dear Webern, a poem composed of selected phrases from the letters of Anton Webern.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Karlheinz Company, with funding from Creative New Zealand

Contents note

1. everything in this piece is derived
2. the idea is in retrograde
3. the second movement is finished
4. the new song impossible
5. this is how it stands

Performance history

04 Oct 2009: Karlheinz Company 2009

17 Apr 2012: New Zealand in L.A.