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Guillermo Gregorio: Coplanar

The title refers to an obscure movement by mid-20th-century Argentine visual artists, relating to the mathematical concept of “points lying in the same plane.” Like much if not most modernist theory, it’s maddeningly abstruse, especially when transplanted from the visual realm to the aural. Its practical relevance to the act of listening requires-as the composer suggests-a leap of faith.

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