Five Panels no.1 – (for finn)
Monty Adkins - 2008

Duration: 10'

This work (and the rest in the series) is based on the late abstract paintings of Mark Rothko. The work is structured similarly to Rothko’s paintings in which horizontal blocks of colour float on top of one another. In this work layers of sonic material work often independently of one another pursuing their own path. The emphasis shifts from the traditional teleological sense of time to what Jonathan Kramer terms vertical time. The work was commissioned by SpACE-Net and premiered at the Music Research Centre York in 5.1 on 23rd January 2008.