Oblong folio (278 x 420 mm). Executed mainly in black and orange ink with various additional colors. Signed “Augusta R. Thomas” with autograph notation “for meeting w/ Mr. Boulez + CSO” on verso.
Orbital Beacons was premiered on 27 November 1998 by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez.
Some wear and creasing; tears to central fold and lower right corner.
“Though the seating arrangement in Orbital Beacons is radical, it stems from an artistic concern to engage the collective virtuosity of an orchestra in ways which are different from the standard division into conventional “family” sections: woodwind, brass, strings, and percussion, etc.” augustareadthomas.com