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(yikes) [2014]


for cello

^performed by Katharina Gross 2015^

Commissioned by Katharina Gross of Netherlands for her cellomondo program at IEM CUBE Graz. Gross’ cellomondo project is a plan to realize compositions from composers all around the world to discover the ‘diversity of musical individuality.’ I wrote a piece intrinsic to my individuality by studying, analyzing and recreating the speech patterns and trends of myself and my friends. I engrained these elements into the materials of the piece and transcribed them for cello (with some vocalizations), creating a swath of sounds, rhythms, and contours uncanny to my everyday language. 

full score