Multiple Infection opens with a chaotic, bold and energetic musical gesture played by the full ensemble. This idea recurs twice in the piece and each time presents signs of being infected. The subjects of the infection are the two contrasting expressive gestures that you will hear; one for cello, piano and percussion and the other for clarinet, piano and percussion. Characteristic traits from these contrasting gestures cause the opening one to take on a different guise each time you hear it. It retains its chaotic nature for the most part, but begins to exhibit traits from the other gestures and so is never quite the same again!
Yvonne Eccles was born in Lancashire in 1983. She began studying composition seriously in her late teens with Michelle Gorrell, a local composer. Her passion for composition then led her to London to study with several high profile composers including Diana Burrell at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has since studied with Geoff Poole at the University of Bristol and John Casken at the University of Manchester where she gained a first class BA hons degree, (Bristol) and a MusM degree, (Manchester). Yvonne has had several compositional successes to date including commissions from the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, the Philharmonia Orchestra, (for their Music of Today project), and she has also written a piece for Ensemble 10:10. Yvonne recently returned to the University of Manchester to undertake her PhD studies with Dr Kevin Malone.