In Advance of the Broken Time (1994) by Marc-André Dalbavie
for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano

In Advance of the Broken Time is my first piece of chamber music. In addition to the use of certain procedures of interpolation, I felt a need to create a kind of transparent sound texture through a multiplication of techniques of orchestration usually reserved for larger ensembles.

— M.-A. D.    

[from program for December 9, 2002 concert]