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Completion: May 2017 in Brighton MA USA
Instrumentation: 6 cellos and percussion
Duration: 7' minutes approx.
Premier: Premiered at Fresh Inc Festival, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI 06/17/2017
'Styrofoam ashes/shrine' is the fourth work in a series about shrines. This piece is a reflection on landfills and the massive waste we human force upon the earth. Beauy juxtaposed with trash. The sacred and clear harmonics of the cellos paired with a distorted over-vibrated cello voice. Quiet marimba chords and a frying pan filled with water. Eventually time runs out, and the bells toll, spinning the strings into a fury. The work murmurs quietly to its end, with a quiet little song sung in the pizzicato cello and marimba.
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