Insubstantial Pageant Faded

For flute, vibraphone, percussion and prepared piano. Written for Psappha. In this piece, I take the musical material from a previous work of mine Neoliphony, and subject it to various deconstructive transformations. Despite, the percussionist’s efforts to hold the pageant together, everything must dissolve and reform. Even sound itself.

Premiered by Psappha, Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, Manchester, Mar 2015.