Flute, cello, trombone, synth, bass clarinet, contrabass, telegraphic keys (3-6 players), amplification.

Commissioned by Champ d' Action (BE) and Slagwerkgroep Den Haag (NL) with funding from the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst.

The six instruments play through close microphones routed into a mixing desk, where their amplification is gated by telegraph keys, one for each instrument/channel. The keys are inserted at the channel insert and they gate the sound of the channels when de-pressed. This piece is a kind of memorial to telegraphy, which officialy came to an end in 2006 when Western Union sent their last telegram.

The music can be ordered from Donemus Publishing House, Amsterdam...
Telegraphic : for ensemble and live electronics
Telegraphic [version Ensemble Mosaik] : for ensemble and live electronics

Telegraphic score page
telegraphic score page 57.