Debris Flow

3 violas

Composed 2017, duration 5’00”

For Greg, and for Greg

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A debris fow occurs when an area of ground becomes saturated with water to the point where it changes state, and its behaviour changes from solid to liquid. The music contains something of that instability and volatility. From a dense unison tremolo, the sound blooms outwards, disrupted and diverted by strands of other energies, as diferent bodies of material unfold in the same space.