…until someone jumps.

19/9/98 for flute, bass clarinet (or clarinet), violin, piano & cello

Composer’s note

The title is taken from a chapter in W.A. Mathieu’s ‘The Musical Life’ in which he discusses music and words;

Music is entirely specific: what you hear is what you get. Language is rich and various and inexact. You have to keep saying what is, a thousand ways, until someone jumps.

W. A. Mathieu The Musical Life (Shambala 1994) p. 33


Unperformed; entry for 1998 Britten Sinfonia competition.

Duration ~1’40