Duration (in minutes): 11'39;30'34;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: mixed instrument ensemble, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players
Instruments: any string, percussion, vibraphone, viola
Publisher: Subito Music Corporation
Description: Prem: 8/15/75; Museum of Modern Art, NYC
A theme with 7 variations exploring contrapuntal exchanges. Changing surfaces over a deep stillness create hypnotic, repetitive figures.
“The proudest achievement of the evening was Conversation Piece. Don’t be misled by its decorous title. The piece is a highly-charged dialogue for an unlikely duo, and Bond takes ample advantage of the opportunities afforded for tonal contrast.” Musical America