Deadline

for chamber orchestra, live electronics, and video

2011

Performed by the

Orchestra of the Hamburg University of Music and Theater

René Gulikers, conductor

Hamburg University for Music and Theater, DE

November 19, 2011

What happens when a composer has a deadline for writing a piece, but no inspiration for it? Does the pressure of time influence the speed and style of composing or the quality of the composition? Is the deadline a psychological impediment or a boost for creativity? Can the process of composition transcend time when done in a confined space? I am going to face all these questions during the two weeks that I have for writing an orchestral piece with live-electronics... but will I finish before the deadline?