I've had these windup toys for years. Purchased them, initially, for their bright colors and size to run tests on a program I'd built for a completely unrelated project. Though immediately their potential began whispering.
The related soundscape between these toys and the piccolo is obviously a central idea to this piece, the clicking and the pitched noise, but there is also something very tangible about the relationship of the winding down/winding up function in the toys to that of breathing/the lungs of a flutist that became the underpinnings of this piece.
Duration: ~6' 30"
Instrumentation: amplified piccolo and windup toys