True to its cryptic title, Everything Happens So Much pivots between two different kinds of simultaneity. The opening is an orchestral sequencer gradually gathering complexity and momentum, perfectly aligned to a 32nd-note grid. Its mirror image (counter-counterpoint?) is suspended, floating, a little woozy; instruments circle each other, never quite agreeing, each with its own sense of time. I wanted to maintain the illusion of multiple independent instances of rubato which somehow “magically” align to create a distinct harmonic direction. The result is a piece which feels a bit like one of those taffy-pulling machines: alternately stretching and slackening, but always churning.
recorded live at Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
performers Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, cond.
Everything Happens So Much score, print edition
Everything Happens So Much score, PDF edition
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