Putting it together
Score and parts
for string quartet
duration 11-12 minutes
Putting it together is a piece about the importance of community and about the struggle of voices aiming to unify themselves. The piece begins with small fragmented and very much isolated musical germs that throughout the course of the piece, strive to come together as one.
Much of the music material is not derived from, but is inspired by taiko drum patterns.
The tapestries of weaving accents and rhythms created by a taiko community sets a back drop for many sections of Putting it together. Community plays a significant role in the taiko community as well as was a driving force behind the writing of this piece.