mixed ensemble + live mechanics


picc/bass flute, bass clarinet, piano, percussion, and cello + live mechanics

Duration: 5’14


Premiered by Ensemble MusikFabrik at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (Troy, New York, USA)

Additional performances by:

Ensemble Argento (Boston, USA)

Dal Niente (Chicago, USA)

Hand Werk (Darmstadt, Germany)

Echoi Ensemble at Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles, USA)

Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) (Montreal, Canada)

oh ton-ensemble (Oldenburg, Germany)

Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal, Canada)


"This is a story he gathers in a car during the early hours of the morning. He listens and asks questions as the vehicle travels through darkness. The woman who is driving could say, "In that field is a castle," and it would be possible for him to believe her. He picks up and pulls together various corners of the story, attempting to carry it all in his arms."

In the Skin of a Lion
Michael Ondaatje