Mold (noun): 1. pattern, shape, matrix, form, model
2. fungus, dry rot, must.
The primary interest behind this composition is the fragility of sound, considered and investigated as a dynamic phenomenon, unstable and changing also in situations of apparent static nature. The ensemble and the conductor are asked to mantain a particular concentration, in order to control extremely precarious vibrations (of strings, of air stream, of pressure), to focus their attention on tiny movements, on shadow zones / intermediate states of sound matter, at the border between beatings and rough intervals that melt into unisons.
The title alludes to both meanings of the english word. Concerning the second (fungus), it especially refers to the physarum polycephalum (slime mold), one of the simplest single-celled organisms – with no brain nor nervous system, able to solve complicated problems with a surprisingly simple intelligence, based on the interaction with the surrounding space.