SCENES FROM A POST-APOCALYPTIC LANDSCAPE for percussion quartet

(2011) (16')

audio sample coming soon

  1. Wasteland
  2. Tribes
  3. Derelict Factory
  4. Urban Ruins

Program Notes:

I go through phases of being extremely interested in the idea of a post-apocalyptic world. Film, movies, video games, music, and art that depict a (mostly) dead, dystopian world, or some variation thereof, are among my favorites. Why, I’m not sure; it may have to do with the idea of the familiar being twisted into something so alien, or that life can live on after such destruction, or just the rich, unique source of interesting plots, characters, landscapes, and scenes. Thus, my first work for percussion quartet explores some of these potential scenes and landscapes, as illustrated in the titles and in the music. I won’t tell you in detail about the more specific images that inspired each individual movement; I’ll leave that up to your own imagination based on what you hear, read, and know.