15 Minutes emerged from my desire to have a large group of performers improvise within a flexible, but disciplined structure, so that each performance would bear at least a resemblance to the last. The piece is played with a stopwatch conductor, and each performer has their own set of restrictions when they can or cannot play during each minute. The catch is that the “stopwatch conductor” is fairly unreliable, so the pace of the piece is constantly in flux.

Length: 15 mins
Orchestration: open instrumentation
Date:  2000