by Nicole Lizée from the Array Show called Formless:

Formless brings together a solo, a couple of duos, and ensemble pieces by just a few of the composers Arraymusic will be collaborating with over the next few years to produce new works. The title of the concert invokes Georges Bataille’s famous definition of informe, usually translated as ‘formless’. Part of that definition reads: “On the other hand, affirming that the universe resembles nothing and is only formless amounts to saying that the universe is something like a [squashed] spider or spit.” Bataille’s informe does not embrace any kind of lack or a denial of substance, but rather it’s a challenge to the activity of abstracting an outside that can be generalized and evaluated as separate and distinct from an inside. This has something to do with the way I experience all the music brought together for this concert. — Martin Arnold

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