(Audio is a midi realization)
Reminiscent of children’s taunts, not the playfulness but rather the emotional complexity and impact – feeling “afflicted” with hurtful conflicts. – RW
(Audio is the 1998 premiere performed by Asmira Woodward-Page & Joyce Hammann, vlns; Ron Lawrence, vla; Tomas Ulrich, vc)
2001 Concert video features: Vita Wallace & Theresa Salomon, vlns; Liuh-Wen Ting, vla; Ariane Lallemand, vc.
2015 CD Release: ELEMENTS RISING, Navona Records features Moravian Philharmonic musicians: Vit Muzik, Jakab Látal, violins; Dominika Muzikova, viola; Marian Pavlik, cello.
Program Note: The “modes” in Rhythm Modes include clocklike ostinato, canonic imitation and repetitions out of phase with either the meter or another instrument’s version of the same line. These rhythmic “modes” play upon the surface of the music in a lively intertwining of motives and melodies.