scatter 2.0flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, piano (2010)
|Commission||ensemble für neue musik zürich, Switzerland, for scatter (2009), scatter 2.0 is a reworking of the original work scatter.|
|Premiere||April 28, 2010, UCSD Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, La Jolla, CA, USA, Christine Tavolacci (fl), Ariana Lamon-Anderson (cl), Steve Solook (perc), Brendan Nguyen (pno), Batya MacAdam-Somer (vln), Ashley Walters (vcl), Steve Schick (conductor)|
scatter 2.0 is movement - a chase, a pursuit, a run in all directions, regrouping at times, then falling apart again, a split, splinters or sparks, disperse or dissolve… these moments of agitation are depicted in three different segments that overlap and share similar material in ever-changing configurations. The listener could imagine looking through a kaleidoscope, turning and shaking the tube at various speeds, to observe the “action-patterns” collapsing and reassembling into new constellations and images. It is this interplay of contrasting formations that scatter to the very highest or lowest, rumbling registers, that temporally press ahead or stutteringly pull back the flow, and that ultimately drive the music forward, reinforcing the scattered evolution of the piece.