Time Fixtures (2005-2007)

Time Fixtures (2005 – 2007)
For 11 players and live electronics


Live Recording m4a lossless)

(mp3 version)

–McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble with the McGill Digital Composition Studio (Jacob David Sudol, electronics); April 2006 at McGill University, Montréal

Detailed analysis of composition

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Program Note

“I am Time, the waster of  the peoples,
Ready for the hour that ripens to their ruin.”


“Time is what keeps the light from reaching us.  There is no greater obstacle to God than time.”

-Meister Eckhart

“Of course in music too the problem of time is central.  Here, however, its solution is quite different: the life force of music is materialized on the brink of its own total disappearance.”

-Andrey Tarkovsky

Time Fixtures was composed as part of the first-ever composer-in-residence position for the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble in collaboration with the McGill Digital Composition Studio.  The acoustic material was written in 2005, and the electronics were constructed in early 2006.  The work is dedicated to Denys Bouliane (director of the CME), Sean Ferguson (director of the DCS), and John Rea (my mentor during the realization of this project).

-Jacob David Sudol
Montréal, Québec 18/2/2006