Kintsugi (2013)

For solo percussionist
Duration: 5′
Premiere: Simone Beneventi, 18 November 2013,
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

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Percussions:

(fixed) 2 crotales (middle F#, G),  1 bell tree, 1 hi-hat cymbal (closed)
(open) 4 drums/objects, 2 chimes, 1 sustain cymbal

 

Program Note:

Kintsugi【金継ぎ (Golden joinery)】: the art of fixing broken ceramics with lacquered gold; the quest for a new form of repair that could make an object look better; a deliberate incursion of radical abstraction—abstraction of a record of violence and damage into an object made according to a different system.