Acl(=melodica, Bb cl), perc: vib/2metal pipes/toy piano, pft(=toy piano), vln(=pencil, sm.flexatone), vc(=lg.flexatone)
World premiere of version
Theater De Kikker, Utrecht
Every society is founded in rituals of birth, life and death. The question that was in my mind when I wrote Gauze Vespers was if it would be possible to tell what kind of a ritual was taking place, if one were an observer from a completely alien culture. Thus I think of Gauze Vespers as a strange ritual, seen from afar.
— Oscar Bettison
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