After the premier of my piece, Fill at the Sound Spectrum festival in April, I came home, sat at my computer and wrote the majority of this piece in one sitting from 10pm that night to 8am the next morning before class. I didn't plan to but I am so glad I did because I think this is my best work as of yet.
Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road in one sitting on one typewriter roll and reading the book, it's easy to picture. The story is entirely linear going from one place to another with distinct scenically leading onto the next but without ever really retiring to original idea. In some ways, the story is like one sentence with no full stop until Kerouc decides he has no more to say and the story ends.
Because of the similar way in which my piece was composed, I find the structure to be very similar. Eaach motif moves on from the next with no real sense of direction or momentum until the piece ends. The piece is written for flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, soprano sax, tennor sax, trumpet, trombone, bass drum, cymbals, tubular bells, vibraphone, 2 marimbas and bass. The piece is 100% through composed and has a heavy emphasis on minimalist techniques such as phasing, pulsing, repetition as well as short sections that use a process like periodically adding a note or rest or transposition of a certain interval.
This piece is set to be Premiered at There Is No Most Beautiful Sound 2 in October 2013