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.)" www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2902758-rant)
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.
(image used courtesy of visualphotos.com)