• Ellen Reid
  • Fear | Release (2016)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

  • 4perc
  • 8 min

Programme Note

Fear / Release is about reframing the familiar in a new light. The composition is built around a five-note phrase that is echoed and developed in both melodic and textural ways. To create a sense of hyper resonance and spatialization, no note is struck by itself; each hit is doubled by another player on a different but similar instrument. Fear / Release was commissioned by the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet to be recorded for Sono Luminus in surround sound.