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by James Saunders

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Selected versions of #[unassigned] from 2000 and 2001. These are all live recordings made with whatever equipment was available at the time.

#[unassigned] is a modular composition which I worked on from 2000-2009. It is flexible in its construction, with modules (individual short pieces, drones, fragments, electroacoustic material, silence) being detachable, and appearing in different versions. For example, a version for violin, clarinet and cello may share common units with a version for cello and tuba. The whole #[unassigned] project aimed to explore how a change of context or synchronisation affects the way we perceive events, and how we derive meaning from this. I am interested in the listener gaining an alternative perspective of a piece at different hearings, with each reinforcing a global perception of the piece, and one that is subject to (at times radical) change. The nature of the project meant that each version is entirely different, depending on instrumentation, available time, and the particular deployment of material, and composed for a specific performance. There is no off-the-shelf version as each was composed specifically for the musicians involved (normally through use of a combination of existing and new material). There is no definitive score or version of the piece as all display different possibilities within the boundaries of the project.

Since completing the project in 2009, I have made some versions available for re-performance under the title assigned, and more recently have begun to explore other uses of the material in the series reassigned.

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released March 29, 2016

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James Saunders Bristol, UK

James Saunders is a composer with an interest in group behaviours and decision making. He performs in the duo Parkinson Saunders, and with Apartment House. He is Head of the Centre for Musical Research at Bath Spa University. See www.james-saunders.com for more information. ... more

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