Beat Me (2007/11)
Forces: Piano/Alarm Sample
Written for Mark Knoop, and first performed at the BMIC Cutting Edge Series, at the Warehouse, Waterloo, 2008. A mash up of the material and practices of William S. Burroughs and Percy Grainger. The musical material consists of a poetic transcription of passages of Naked Lunch, and distortions of Grainger's Handel in the Strand and Country Gardens. The alarm samples act as the 'safe word' for an imaginary liaison between the work's protagonists. All musical material appears twice in some shape or form, except the very last bar.