solo guitar, 2–6 other players (instrumentation flexible)
Composed 2009, duration c.16’30”
Performance by Dylan Lardelli and Friends, Wellington, August 2009:
As if to catch the fleeting tail of time grew out of a collaboration with the composer and guitarist Dylan Lardelli. The guitar is at the centre of the work, and indeed the guitar part can be performed as a solo. A central concern is the creation of a flexible rhythmic space, which encourages the formation of spontaneous relationships between sound events. The guitar’s material is mostly given, but the ensemble part is open-ended, even to the extent of its instrumentation, and the musicians are encouraged to collectively navigate their own path through the framework provided.
Performance by Dylan Lardelli with SMP Ensemble, Wellington, February 2011: