Treuting – Life is (__)

Life is (__)

Life is ( ) was written for So Percussion shortly after Amid the Noise was released on Cantaloupe Music. Since then, it has often been included in performances of that work.  Like all of Amid the Noise,  it has flexible instrumentation, and though it is most often performed as a percussion quartet, it can be played by any instruments and can even be played by larger groups. 

The piece is constructed by asking the performers to agree on sections of newspaper and mining those sections for words to use in building the structure.  In this way, not only is each performance unique in it’s instrumentation, but it is also unique in the rhythms and (subsequently) the melodies that arise from these words. 

This score contains instructions and notated music for realizing unique performances of Life is (__). 

– Jason Treuting