Incidents of an Uncertain Passage to a Defined Address

for percussion ensemble





the menaced assassin, Rene Magritte, 1927


programme note:

"To let that which shows itself be heard in the very way it shows itself from itself.’ In the case

of the picture of the Menaced Assassin this suggests to Levy the possibility that the sound

playing on the phonograph record which the murderer listens to is none other than the

surprised cry of his unfortunate victim. One hears, and ones hears oneself hearing. The two

are forever entangled and as such there is nothing to do but celebrate.”


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the difficult crossing, Rene Magritte, 1926



other text:

March 2017, percussion trio as premiered by Line Upon Line Percussion from Austin, Tx. Concert was held in Phipps Hall at the University of Huddersfield














see also:

Descent from the High Arches and the Bog Chorus

Helical Pastimes

Son of Waterbull

In Warmer Seasons