Liminal Pathways
for chamber orchestra

Adam Scime
Adam Scime
Composition Date: 2016
Duration: 00:12:25
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
The essence of music is motion. Our imagination has the potential to augment the values of reality depending on how motion is perceived. In my music, I have become increasingly interested with how the motion and thrust of musical gestures can create vivid imagined spaces in the minds of the listener. The impact of the musical gesture and how it can imply a certain form of energy and drama emanating from a collection of sounds is of paramount concern in my piece Liminal Pathways. Throughout the piece I applied my gestural palette combined with a novel approach to instrumental articulation in order to broaden the listeners’ perception of the sounds they are hearing. In my music it is always a goal to find a unique brand of virtuosity resulting in a compelling display of instrumental dramaturgy and precise articulation - as opposed to virtuosity in the traditional sense – while maintaining a capacity for expression. My hope is to send the listener on an adventure of observing not only what happens in the music, but also what happens within themselves as the music unfolds.

Premiere Information:
20 October 2016, Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Banff, Alberta
Ensemble contemporain du Montréal (ECM+); Véronique Lacroix, conductor


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 S392lim
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 18, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    36 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Instrumentation: flute (doubling alto fl & picc), bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, percussion, piano, string quartet
    Commissioned by: Ensemble contemporain du Montréal (ECM+)

    **Score will be published after the premiere
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