commissioned by Richard Benjafield + Ensemble Bash
density vs impact
this piece explores the sound of the orchestral whip, and the suddenness of its crack.
sometimes the music doesn't allow us to let the crack settle, before it is resounded
the piece also explores the contrast between denser sounds, opposing themselves agains the abruptness of a stab within some groove based ambiguity

photo by Sam Benjafield
premiered at the Milton Court, Barbican Centre, May 2019 as part of ensembleBash's residency at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
here is an interview regarding the piece and its premiere:

and to the left, a recent recording from the Roman River Festival in Colchester

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