Floating Point Overflow

by The Generous Ensemble, Meredith Gilna



The entire ensemble is hooked up to their own clicks tracks, started within a second of each other. Because of this, the piece will never sound the same way twice, and only rarely to parts line up with each other.

The players are positioned all over the room, circling the audience. When performed live, it sounds as if the players are responding to each other. I wish I could put up a version for four speakers instead of stereo, but I hope it comes across.


Sing along if you can.


released January 16, 2013
Composed by Meredith Gilna

Thanks to the Generous Ensemble for performing and recording this way back in April , 2012- www.generousensemble.org

Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute - Erin Camp
Oboe - Stuart Breczinski
Clarinet - Peter Scuderi
Alto Saxophone - Mallory Kokus
Percussion - Sayun Chang
Percussion Assistant - James Waterman
Guitar - Elias Mullane
Double Bass - Marshall Greenberg

And of course, thanks to Scott Comanzo for letting me get away with this.



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Meredith Gilna Buffalo, New York

I’m a composer of the ‘classical’ variety with an affinity for the avant garde, based in Buffalo, NY. Many of my pieces utilize graphics or other non musical sources as a framework, treated with different degrees of intuition and literal translation, to create music with an unexpected shape and content. I'm fond of gesture, functional/non functional harmony, extended techniques, and low sounds. ... more

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