without ground

for flute, cello, and percussion

14 minutes (2017)

Commissioned by Blue Rider Ensemble

World Premiere

Blue Elements
March 10, 2017 | Canadian Music Centre

Performed by Blue Rider Ensemble: Liselyn Adams (fl), Paul Pulford (vc), Beverley Johnston (perc)

Program Notes

"without ground" explores qualities of vulnerability through delicate activity and unstable suspension. The piece evolves around the idea of experiencing fragility at the point of almost breaking. What happens when this fragile state does break and overwhelms all space? There is a complexity to how these qualities manifest through the lack of control and disorder of its groundless nature.