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Symmetrical Sigils
for vibraphone, viola, and piano

Work no. 93


    These tiny ensemble pieces are templates for improvisation. They are formed the same way letters are formed in an alphabet: straight lines and curves forming shapes through circumstance, chance, and only occasionally symbolic; like many letters in many alphabets these sigils are symmetrical in some way, and some of them borrow elements of design from others. Performers should try to interpret these pieces in the same way calligraphy interprets letters. Since none of the sigils are meant to be performed as written, the recordings above are only provided for reference.

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