Ekstasis (1996, revised 1998)
Revised version of Kantos Türkiye
a sax, b cl, tpt, tbn, pno, 2 perc, 2 vln, vla, vcl, db
duration: 10 minutes
First performance by Charlie Barber + Band at St Giles Church, London on 18 June 1996 with Simon Stewart (alto sax), James Scannell (bass clarinet), Alan MacDonald (trumpet), John Randall (trombone), Ruth Wall (piano), Simon Limbrick (percussion), Tim Wright (percussion), Chris Koh (violin), Tim Davies (violin), Madeleine Zagni (viola), Sharon McKinley (cello), Tony Abell (double bass)
The word ekstasis is of Greek origin meaning "a being put out of its place" and also describes a trance-like state of the mind. Based on a call to prayer, the work is in the form of a mensural canon (also known as a prolation or a or proportional) canon). The first version of the work was written in March 1996 and revised two years later.