Toccata for Six Players
Pierot ensemble with percussion
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, marimba
6'30" | 2017
fresh inc festival
June 17, 2017. Nichols Concert Hall, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, USA.
There is music in language, in poetry, in arguments, and in Facebook posts. There is articulation in consonants and melody in vowels. Toccata for Six Voices plays with the two and three syllable rhythms that are inherent in English. Read that sentence again. Toc-ca-ta for six Voic-es plays with the two and three syl-lable rhy-thms that are in-her-ent in Eng-lish. The piano presents a series of two and three note musical cells that develop into lyrical melodies and combative chords.