war no more


war no more starts with a barrage of cacophony and physical violence as the players use extreme bow pressure to generate a hail of grating noise.  Sirens approach, pass, and fade into the distance.  A quiet hymn begins, struggling to realize its tune.

This piece was commissioned as part of Network for New Music’s Caffeinated Composer Project 2014.  It was started at 6 PM on January 24, 2014, and completed at 4 PM on January 26, 2014.  A total of seven large cups of coffee were consumed during the writing process.

Premiere: Network for New Music, February 2014
Commissioned by Network for New Music, Caffeinated Composer 2014
Da Capo Chamber Players, March 2014

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