An Ogee, or double curve, describes both the melodic and overall formal shapes of this cello octet.
Ogee was originally composed for solo performer and eight-channel “surround sound” speaker setup. The live performer plays Cello 1 to click track. Players 2–8 are prerecorded, each played back on a separate channel; care should be taken to preserve the separation of each voice.
It is also possible—even advisable!—to perform the piece with live cello octet.