The Indistinguishables

Leo Chadburn

The Indistinguishables has been performed in Huddersfield, London and Montréal…

The Indistinguishables comprises the spoken common names of seventy species of moth sighted in the UK (some native species, some irregular visitors, some extinct), each accompanied by a fleeting soundtrack of a single chord or gesture. The music unfolds through a sequence of harmonies, which frame categories of allusion in the “found poetry” of the names: the cosmos, the supernatural, the macabre, the pastoral, the ephemeral, etc. Each name / gesture is a single musical object, separated by a pause or silence, like moth specimens pinned to a board.



  • June 17, 2014, Composer’s Kitchen 2014: Concert, Maison des Jeunesses musicales du Canada, Montréal (Québec)

The Indistinguishables

  • Composer(s): Leo Chadburn
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Instrumentation: string quartet
On disc
17 June 2014
Série QB
In person Residency
Montréal (Québec)
25 Nove 2014
In person Residency
Huddersfield (England, UK)
12 Marc 2019
In person
London (England, UK)