Boltzmann Brain (2013)

Like The Anthropic Principle, this piece features command technique: the snare governs the drums using several types of triggers. A Boltzmann brain is a concept in cosmology, a self-aware entity that arose out of random chaos. Said chaos is created in this piece using numerous chance operations. The 5/4 time signature asserts itself at all times, breaking even random silent parts with soft drum hits, creating a measured, material space in which the events of the piece unfold.

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The snare part of Boltzmann Brain was obtained using chance operations. An elaborated version of the same line, with non-indeterminate touches, exists as Resolution, a piece for solo snare drum. It may be understood as an illustration of some of the related concepts in philosophy and cosmology.

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