Erik Griswold

Strings Attached (1999)

8 minutes

6 players

Instrumentation: 2 bass drums, 4 snare drums, sticks, rope.

Program Note: Strings Attached transforms the ensemble into a live kinetic sculpture. Four-meter-long bright white nylon ropes attach the performer’s sticks to a lighting rig, or in some cases to each other, causing their gestures to be visually amplified on a massive scale. Each of its sections explores a unique musical texture and parallel visual representation. –Christine Augspurger