Withheld (2011)

Withheld, a piece from my series called Lines, is a percussion quartet for tuned metals. This particular recording was made with tuned pipes, but it could also be performed with any assortment of tuned metals (crotales, glock, vibraphone, chimes, celeste, bell plates, almglocken, gongs, etc…). It was composed with the pipe pitches used for David Lang’s second movement of The So-Called Laws of Nature in mind. The Lines pieces are based on a series of rhythmic “duration lines,” which are used to create both structure and polyrhythmic interest.

Special thanks to Kaylee Bonatakis, Matt Roberts, Karen Toney, and Bryant Bernal for taking time to make the below recording.