Morton Feldman, King of Denmark (1964)

King of Denmark is a very short work for Feldman, lasting only six minutes. This study in instrumental color is notated graphically where a three part grid, indicating high, medium and low pitches, is peppered with numbers, letters and symbols representing instruments and articulations. Instrument choice is almost entirely left up to the performer. The piece remains very quiet and no sticks or mallets, only the performer’s hands, fingers or arms can be used.   – Samuel Solomon