commissioned by and dedicated to line upon line percussion (Matthew Teodori, Cullen Faulk, and Adam Bedell).
premiere: line upon line percussion. January 29, 2016.
Hazardous Materials 1 (the first of what will be a series of several chamber works) is the result of working closely with line upon line percussion and exploring alternatives to traditional mallets. By using a transducer with frame drums, the percussionists are creating sound sculptures as they make contact between the two. This ‘speaker mallet’ creates a situation where musical actions do not necessarily result in sounds that one may expect, evoking spaces that are magnifications of the instruments you see. They become objects whose inherent material qualities are physically explored through digital media.