Patrick Jones (University of York): Oppositions and Dialectics

My music is often about a negotiation between certain opposing ideas, for instance: stasis and motion; line and circle; change and repetition; continuity and discontinuity; unity and disunity. I will talk about three pieces (some recent, some not-so-recent) and how they relate to these notions: Betelgeuse Astral Funicular for sixteen players (2017), Locks of the Approaching Storm for mixed octet (2016), and Cast for piano soloist and ensemble (2016). These can be heard (in whole or in part) here