Alvin Singleton (1940)

Necessity is a Mother (1981)

for three female actors and amplified double bass

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1981
    • Duration: 30 mn
    • Libretto (details, author):

      texte de Alvin Singleton

Detailed formation
  • soloist: 3 actresses
  • double bass [amplifiée]

Premiere information

  • Location:

    États-Unis, Stockbridge, Citizen’s Hall, New Music/Media Festival


    Linda Austin, Janice Wolf, Allison Janney, actrices ; Salvatore Macchia, contrebasse

Information on the electronics
Electronic device: amplification