The Mangle of Practice

for Violin and Piano

Score and Parts
Out of Stock


The Mangle of Practice by George Lewis borrows its title from a work of scientific history and philosophy by Andrew Pickering, to whom this piece is dedicated, and who imagines many constraints on human agency as being real-time interactions between human endeavour and non-human forces rather than as fixed limitations. This 12-minute work for violin and piano explores this idea through a series of spectacular musical gestures, including unpredictable extremes of rhythm, range and performance technique.

Commissioned by the Library of Congressís Earl McKim Fund, the piece was composed for a 2014 premiere at the library by Ensemble Dal Nienteís Minghuan Xu and Winston Choi. This piano score and violin part, available for purchase, includes performance notes in English.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68679
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 84
Duration: 12 Mins
Publication Date: 15/09/2021
Barcode: 9790300762081
ISMN: 9790300762081
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
Language: English

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