Piccolo, doubling Flute
Soprano Saxophone in Bb, doubling Baritone Saxophone in Eb
Percussion: 2 Crotales (see below), Tam-tam (with superball mallet and metal beater), 2 guitar slides, a plastic jewel CD case (or similar – a thick metal object would also work)
Prepared Piano with lid off; prepared with blu-tack and duct tape. Equipped with two guitar slides (bottlenecks) - (see score)
Lug (2017) is partly inspired by the work of Eduardo Batarda that was showcased in the exhibit Mise en abyme at the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art. One striking feature of Batarda’s paintings is the bombardment of characters superimposed on top of other images. Likewise, in Lug, a variety of musical characters appears, stuttering, faltering, trying to reconcile their differences. Lug was commissioned by Ensemble Vertixe Sonora to be performed alongside the exhibit of Batarda’s works.