Crashing Through Fences (2009) – Timo Andres


  • Piccolo flute
  • Glockenspiel
  • Two kickdrums

Duration: 6 minutes.

Composer’s note:

Crashing Through Fences is written for two of the highest-pitched instruments: piccolo and glockenspiel. I was interested in creating a contrast between these innately unfeasible timbres and a long melody, unspooling over a sweet harmonic sequence.

It’s an almost uncomfortably intimate sort of piece—the two instruments interact hesitantly at first, then with increasing boldness. And at opportune moments, they savagely kick each other.

-Timo Andres


Annotated by John Stapleton