i met heine on the rue furstenberg (1973) by Morton Feldman
for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion

My whole generation was hung up on the 20 to 25 minute piece. It was our clock. We all got to know it, and how to handle it. As soon as you leave the 20-25 minute piece behind, in a one-movement work, different problems arise. Up to one hour you think about form, but after an hour and a half it's scale. Form is easy — just the division of things into parts. But scale is another matter. You have to have control of the piece — it requires a heightened kind of concentration. Before, my pieces were like objects; now, they're like evolving things.

— M. F.    

[from program for February 11, 2008 concert]