Works - previous projects
two piano, two percussion
c. 15-16 minutes
Titration is the slow addition of one solution of a known concentration (called a titrant) to a known volume of another solution of unknown concentration until the reaction reaches neutralization, which is often indicated by a color change.
This piece explores a limited terrain of materials via juxtaposition, repetition, and transmutation. The symmetrical qualities of the ensemble (two piano, two percussion) are utilized as a means of exploring and re-invigorating material via spatialization. The ‘materials’ in this piece are not only the sounds, but the ensemble members themselves.
The scribble accompanying this piece encapsulates my perceptions of the ensemble in the envisioning of the piece. Firstly, the central object may be thought of as a piano, with the four figures around it being the ensemble; secondly, the central object may be considered a heart, with the four figures being connected to this central source of energy; thirdly, the central object may be considered a cauldron of sorts, with the four figures experimenting with its contents. The ensemble and their materials breathe life into one-another. This piece, Titration, is a pondering of that breathing.