Perpetuum mobile - meditation for dancing clarinetist

Perpetuum mobile clarinet solo page 1Perpetuum mobile clarinet solo page 2

Above is the manuscript of Perpetuum mobile, the second part of PPP for dancing clarinetist.

The music is to be performed legato sempre using circular breathing. When the clarinetist reaches the end, s/he circles back to the top, and can play it for as long as desired.

The dance movement is notated in Labanotation / Kinetography Laban (just one side is notated). It should be looped as well. The movement should be very slow, inspired by the Butoh art of dancing.


Perpetuum mobile starts at 2:25 in the PPP video

This section of PPP is more minimalist than Stockhausen's In Freundschaft, Harlekin, Tanze Luzefa, and other innovative pieces created by Suzanne Stephens. If you're a clarinet player, I hope you enjoy performing it!

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