robert e. thomas

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U-142, completed in the Spring of 2012 and premiered by Carl Patrick Bolleia in May 2012, was commissioned by the New Jersey Arts Collective. It is a translation of Philip Guston's painting "Untitled #142 (1979)." The painting displays a collection of relatively simple shapes on a rather monochromatic background. The piece incorporates different simultaneous presentations of an (013) trichord (which when transposed and reordered yields the collection [142]), loosely relating the 'x' and 'y' axes of the painting to time and register, respectively.

Approx. duration = 1:00


Score sample:
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