8m – solo piano / or / percussion quartet (2 vibes, 2 marimbas (5), crotales, glock, bass drum) also see: Well of Whales
Facets was first a solo piano etude, part of a book I am writing for Conor Hanick, and now it has grown into a percussion quartet. It is a quilt of interlocking patterns that pivot and fold in beautiful ways. It has a lot to teach me and so I have returned to it again and again to learn. I love its smooth surface but 3D shape. Foreground and background are unclear, and shift; the ear can trace any number of lines, and hear new melodies every time. In the orchestral (Well of Whales) and percussion versions, I suggest different ways to hear the original black-and-white print.