Partially Screaming

Percussion Quintet (2013)
11 mins

This piece requires great stamina. In one sense it is about stamina, team work and constant striving. It inhabits a world between comfortable persistence and edgy exhilaration, hence there is little time to rest throughout the piece and rhythmic precision is vital.

The music starts with all players in unison. As the music unfolds, the sound world gradually expands, other instruments are added and polyphony increases. The constant thread of unison remains in the background but never fully returns and a contrapuntal machine is created instead but with the same edgy, obsessive character mixed with controlled euphoria.