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