utuquq if from the yupik language and refers to breaking up of ice. Just as the piano material unfolds over the course of the work, the electronics evolve, increasingly probing layers and components of the sound mass. The break up of both the piano and electronic material over the course of the piece occur on different timescales. The processes both reflect an aesthetic point of departure. This work was commissioned by pianist Keith Kirchoff and composed by Christopher Jette.
This performance is taken from a live performance at SEAMUS 2015 which was held at Virginia Tech.