Stopping
for two vibraphones (+triangle, crotales, glockenspiel) (2006)

The unusual instrumentation of two vibraphones was chosen as an ideal way of treating attack, resonance and the cessation of sound in detail. As much emphasis is placed on the precise way each sound ends as the way it begins. In a larger sense, this mode of listening is present in the overall discourse of the piece. The gestures and figures of Stopping are all strongly inclined to their own dissolution; yet, a strategy for the continuation of the piece is always present. Stopping contains sudden proliferations of seemingly alien material, which are just as likely to disappear as to dominate. This tension between continuation and cessation forms the crux of the piece.

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