Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, author
Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, researcher
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Spate: Resonantia Machina
score (pdf)
performed by Music from Copland House
November 2009
piano quintet
(arrangement for pierrot ensemble also available)
fall 2009
ca. 5'
12 November 2009 [reading]
Lippes Concert Hall
Buffalo, NY
Program Note:
Spate was composed in the Fall of 2009. In the piece, numerous rhythmic/melodic fragments appear in quick, continuous runs, but are constantly being reworked and reorganized, creating false echoes of themselves. The piece also explores ideas of resonance within the ensemble, both natural and manufactured. The word "spate" refers to a sudden, almost overwhelming outburst, or a large number of similar events occurring in rapid succession.