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Composed by
Hugo Bell
alto saxophone, clarinet, electric bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, recorder, trombone, vibraphone, violin
With electronics
Work premiered
April 2019
Venue of the premiere
United Kingdom
8 minutes

Tessellations draws inspiration from M.C Escher’s Metamorphoses and explores how its conflict between stasis and movement can be perceived through sound. The piece is based around a series of layered tiling canons which are applied to both pitch and rhythm and distributed across the various combinations of the ensemble comprising of a clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor trombone, bass recorder, vibraphone, piano, violin, electric guitar and bass guitar all of which are amplified.