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For just one of the two classes he taught in spring semester, for example, he had to teach Don Quixote, Gulliver’s Travels, Tom Jones, Great Expectations, Moby-Dick, and War and Peace— all, of course, major works outside of the canon of his undergraduate studies. He had little time to compose, at least not the kind of elaborate, precisely notated scores he had already produced. The question he faced then was how to achieve an elaborate post-Webernesque musical surface that was structured and had a sheen of virtuosic intensity but did not require labored composition, let alone practice, of the intricate rhythms and complex chords he favored.
Wolff for the first time included fermatas. And the pages may be played in any order (an idea Wolff borrowed from pieces by Brown and Stockhausen). What may be most striking (and daunting) new aspect of the piece is the remaking of the two hands into a veritable “duo,” functioning somewhat independently, with hand-crossings being choreographed diagrammatically. Wolff adapted the cuing 27 c h r i s t i a n w o l f f | Situations of Too Extreme Difficulty: 1951–1959 28 technique of Duo II to a solo performer: the player had to respond to cues created by the possible outcomes of what the player already attempted—how long or loudly a struck note sounded, whether a harmonic was accurately played, and so on.
During lectureships at art schools in Bath, Leicester, and Winchester—the latter arranged by a free-spirited student named Brian Eno—Wolff decided to involve students as performers, writing sets of prose instructions from which even the least musically literate could make sounds in an organized way with whatever means were available. Such prose scores were indeed in the air, from the terse verbal directions of Fluxus composers such as La Monte Young, George Brecht, and Yoko Ono in the early 1960s to the text pieces that Stockhausen wrote in the spring of 1968, the same months that Wolff was writing his.