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About this Piece

Fear | Release is about reframing the familiar in a new light. The composition is built around a five-note phrase that is echoed and developed in both melodic and textural ways. To create a sense of hyper resonance and spatialization, no note is struck by itself; each hit is doubled by another player on a different but similar instrument. Fear | Release was commissioned by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet to be recorded for Sono Luminus in surround sound.

—Ellen Reid