AUTOMOTIVE REQ(UIEM) - for Flute, Bass Clar., Piano

This piece for Flute, Bass Clarinet & Piano is based on a darkly amusing quote about music from Chuck Palahniuk's novel, "Rant: an Oral Biography of Buster Casey" ("Music is crucial. Beyond no...(cont.)"

The piece uses various extended techniques (e.g. extra wind staves to show the ratio of tone to air; superball for rubbing piano strings), combined with drone sounds and small, mangled snippets from two well-known pieces of music.


This recording is of the piece's premiere by Ensemble 7Bridges SoundLab, on 21st June at the KLANG music festival in Durham, U.K.

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