MICHAEL DREWS

Surveillance

Surveillance (2012) Music for bicycle wheel, harp and interactive electronic music

Surveillance is formed from a progression of indeterminate gestures defined by a particular timbre or mode of action. These cells of activity can be initiated and shaped by the players with considerable freedom, but are guided by key moments of harmonic and structural articulation in the electronic accompaniment. Progress through the score results in a developing counterpoint of texture and tone color. The sonic atmosphere created in the work is intended to be evocative of omnipresence, detachment and voyeurism. Score excerpt

Big Robot performs Surveillance with Erzsébet Gaál at the Irving Theater in Indianapolis.