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Sound-House is a twenty minute composition for contrabassoon, alto saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, accordion, violin, cello and contrabass. It was composed from September 2006 to March 2007 with the first performance at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria on April 27 th , 2007. This musical work explores different acoustic models or 'houses' that could possibly influence musical material. The unique instrumental characteristics of the four soloists, the contrabassoon, saxophone, accordion and harp, are projected into the imaginary space which reflects back abstracted variations of the material. From movement to movement, there is a careful selection of different sub-groupings within the whole ensemble ranging from solos to trios to sextets in which the timbral colors unique to each instrumental grouping are showcased. The four trio movements represent a static compositional process, in which the polyrhythmic structural device gradually transforms itself from being a resultant to being two independent pulsations over the course of the piece. The other seven movements explore the musical materials presented in the four trios, but play with the ideas of restriction and freedom in both the notation and structure. The orchestration from movement to movement ends up creating a dramaturgy over the course of the piece, in how certain instruments are included, excluded and destroyed. At the conclusion of the work, a grand 'impossible' glissando ironically points out the inability obtain musical perfection, or utopia for that matter, and the listener's interest is shifted to the unpredictable breaks within the overall line.