Propulsive Instability

2018

Chamber Ensemble (1.1.1.1, 2.0.0.0, Strings: 1.1.1.1.1)

7'40''

The title of this piece comes from the prominence of irregular metres throughout, and especially the use of irrational (or 'non-dyadic') time signatures, which have a distinct and fascinating stumbling or wonky effect on the music. However, this in no way slows the piece down - the complexity of this work showcases talented chamber groups through a whirlwind of exciting ideas that stem from Stravinskian rhythmic stabs.

Winner of Ensemble Apex's 2019 Call for Scores Competition