Commissioned by Listenpony

“Assemble, first, all casual bits and scraps / That may shake down into a world, perhaps […]” (Robert Graves, The Devil’s Advice to Storytellers). Those were the words that led me on the composition of this short piece: an assemblage of a variety of little motifs, chords and textures, heard progressively in different combinations, separately or together, across the two mirror duos of percussionists that compose the quartet. Gradually ‘a world’ is constructed, before quickly evaporating again into thin air. (Josephine Stephenson)

The world premiere of All casual bits and scraps, assembled took place on October 12, 2015 at Crypt on the Green, London performed by Abstruckt.

  • percussion quartet
  • 5 min


Preview an excerpt of the score