Instrumentation: cello, contra/bass clarinet, violin, percussion, alto flute, 3 DIY speaker operators, 2 sound engineers, 1 electronics musician
many of my works have centered an element of machinery - stitching the ensemble together in such a way that they could be considered cogs within one engulfing mechinism.
For the bends, each person in this ensemble form one living reactive enviroment, that through subjective actions/gestures, interpretation, and collective decisions, navigates through this work. Crafting and reinforcing the resulting enviroment rather than grating against it.
With many thanks to the members of [switch~ ensemble] for taking on this work and providing the nurturing space to work together.
Commission by and written for [switch~ ensemble]