for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano
degree of difficulty: medium
duration: 15’ approx.
year of composition: 1987
I performance: MI, Musica Nel Nostro Tempo, 19.2.1989 – dir.
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milano
(the parts can be hired out)
Articulated in two episodes, divided by an Intermezzo, Apogèo belongs to the new conception described above, entirely and in every fibre. No sound, figure, nor greater form, fails to take part in the geometry which collocates sounds - and not only these - according to the precise tactics foreseen by the system. No sooner had the system been drawn up, however, than the difference between the stage of materials-organisation and that of the true process of composition became clear. The system might organise the raw materials to create a solid, basic structure, but it did not follow through deterministically towards a final result. The progressive realisation of this final result was entrusted to Invention, though not in the sense that Invention would ride rough-shod like a despot over the instances and the potentialities of the organised material. Rather, Invention made out the itineraries through which to trace its paths right from the first organisational moves.