The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet play Sarah Belle Reid's new composition Flux, for amplified objects as part of the CSUF New Music Festival.
Flux is an electroacoustic piece for percussion quartet that explores how infrathin (a concept coined by Marcel Duchamp to describe the smallest perceptible separation between two things) manifests in speech and communication. Both verbal and non-verbal communication play such a fundamental role in our daily lives. Yet often, we find ourselves in situations where our communication methods are imperfect, words become stifling (or are stifled), or something prevents us from truthfully and adequately expressing our thoughts.
This work utilizes unconventional instruments built from everyday sundry items such as plastic combs, pen and paper, and wooden rulers to examine these infrathin separations: things that are neither here nor there, but—by their very existence—are an amalgam of multiple objects, ideas, or moments in time.
the clamor and surge of voiceless thoughts
a body that moves before its mind
words as vibrations—filtered