for Flute, Trumpet, Percussion, Piano, and Live Electronics

In this piece I was interested in exploring the concepts of repetition and synchronicity in the context of chamber music. I am fascinated by interactions between musicians playing together, whether they perform music that’s written out, improvised, or that combines these approaches. The tension between performing together and independently is used as a structural backdrop for exploring the sonic textures which inspired the name of the piece – the sounds that are stretched in time. This transformation of live sound amplifies the trajectory towards spectrally inspired harmony. The live electronics part of the piece was realized in the SuperCollider environment. The piece was written for the SPLICE ensemble with support from the University of Washington’s DXARTS department.

- Marcin Pączkowski