Fredrick Gifford composer


Exploring openness to create works that are never the same twice.

Nearly all of the works involve some type of openness, either in their compositional process, their realization, or both.

Traditional score is frequently replaced by sets of materials containing guidelines for realizing the piece. Real-time decisions, listening cues and performer interaction affect what happens
in every performance of a piece.

An ongoing group of works, the mobiles, begun in 2003,
sees a new mobile - with a unique instrumentation & type of openness - written each year.