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|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJN 5|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2009|
|First Performance.||2009-05-17 in Vancouver, Roundhouse Theatre
|Dedication||Entropy is dedicated to Julian Nobles|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||6 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
ABOUT THE PIECE - Entropy was written in March 2009 in North Vancouver and Montreal. - The duration of the piece is about 6 minutes.
PERFORMANCE NOTES In Entropy the tempo is not steady but constantly decelerates throughout the piece as the harmonic process slowly breaks down.
PROGRAMME NOTES One of the ideas involved in the concept of entropy is that nature tends from order to disorder in isolated systems. More energy is always required to create than to destroy. As Entropy increases energy and order are lost. Degeneration is inevitable. The centre cannot hold. This piece is dedicated to my two year old son Julian who, as it turns out, is an agent of entropy himself.