Works - previous projects
Percussion Trio (2016)
c. 6-7 minutes
(recording is taken from a workshop reading)
for line upon line percusson
Initially, during the piece’s conception, my theme was that of destruction; I aimed to create a ‘resultant rhythm’ via the layering of proportional aggregates, develop said rhythm into chaos, and disintegrate it into nonexistence entirely. However, as I came to write the piece and realize its limitations, I found a greater context, one which (for me) underpinned and thus surpassed the superficial destruction: the unity of the ensemble. The true meaning of the piece is essentially three performers attempting to hold together the fabric of a rhythmic structure that is trying to distort and tear itself apart. Eventually, this ‘fabric’ begins to dissolve, with the performers holding onto the remaining rhythmic ‘fibers’ until even they are gradually lost to nihility. Thus, the term ‘percussion trio’ alone explains the true intrinsic essence of the piece: the ensemble itself.