work details

Battery

  • Instrumentation: 4 percussionists and flexatone
  • Completed: May 2012
  • Duration: 7 seconds
  • Texts: the word "no"
  • Video:
    • Video of Premiere of RENGA:Cage:100 at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC

      Battery begins at 11:17

  • Commission:

    Commissioned by Third Coast Percussion as part of the Renga:Cage:100 project.

  • Program Note:

    In honor of John Cage's Centenary, Third Coast Percussion curated a piece of music collaboratively created by 100 composers from around the world. Each composer provided 5-7 seconds of music which TCP strung together into a single continuous piece called RENGA:Cage:100. The participating composers are:

    • Aaron Holloway-Nahum
    • Jenna Lyle
    • Aaron Jay Kernis
    • Joan LaBarbara
    • Aaron Siegel
    • John Kennedy
    • Aaron Travers
    • John Supko
    • Alejandro Vinao
    • Joseph Schwantner
    • Alexandre Lunsqui
    • Amy Williams
    • Andrew McKenna Lee
    • Andrew Norman
    • Josh Quillen
    • Judah Adashi
    • Ken Thomson
    • Lee Hyla
    • Andrew Tham
    • Lei Liang
    • Andy Akiho
    • Annie Gosfield
    • Liza White
    • Anthony Cheung
    • Armando Bayolo
    • Augusta Read Thomas
    • Louise Fristensky
    • Marc Mellits
    • Marcos Baiter
    • Mark Applebaum
    • Baljinder Sekhon
    • Barbara White
    • Ben Leeds Carson
    • Brad Lubman
    • Martin Bresnick
    • Mason Bates
    • Mathew Rosenblum
    • Matthew Samson
    • Brooks Frederickson
    • Max Pankau
    • Bruce Reiprich
    • Michael Bettine
    • Cheryl Krugel-Lee
    • Chris Adler
    • Michelle Nagai
    • Missy Mazzoli
    • Chris Cerrone
    • Nathan Davis
    • Chris Fisher-Lochead
    • Nick Norton
    • Christian Wolff
    • Oscar Bettison
    • Chris Cresswell
    • Paul Lansky
    • Corey Dargel
    • Dai Fujikura
    • Daniel Dehaan
    • Rick Urban
    • Rob Deemer
    • Robert Honstein
    • Daniel Wohl
    • Robert Pound
    • David Paha
    • Robert Reinhart
    • David Smooke
    • David T. Little
    • Roger Reynolds
    • Roger Zahab
    • Dennis Barthory-Kitsz
    • Ross Karre
    • DJ Sparr
    • Ryan Ingebritsen
    • Dmitri Tymoczko
    • Dominick Diorio
    • Sam Scranton
    • Samuel Adams
    • Eric Beach
    • Sarah Kirkland Snider
    • Eric Moe
    • Shani Aviram
    • Everette Minchew
    • Shawn Allison
    • Francisco Castillo Trigueros
    • Glenn Kotche
    • Stacy Garrop
    • Stephen Miles
    • Iddo Aharony
    • Steve Antosca
    • Jacob Cooper
    • Steve Mackey
    • Jacob TV
    • Steve Stucky
    • Jason Eckardt
    • Ted Hearne
    • Jay Alan Yim
    • Jeff Nytch
    • Tim Corpus
    • Timothy Andres
    • Jeff Snyder
    • William Brittelle
  • Performances:
    • August 7, 2012 (Preview)
      RENGA:Cage:100
      Third Coast Percussion
      The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
    • August 9, 2012 (Premiere)
      RENGA:Cage:100
      Third Coast Percussion
      Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY