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Heat Death for Percussion and Cello

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Duo
2022
9 min.

Cello

Pitched Percussion

Unpitched Percussion

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Program Notes
Heat Death is one of the hypotheses of cosmic eschatology. It states that the universe will ultimately enter an eternal resting state after reaching maximum entropy. When I first heard about the concept, It reminded me of the chaotic beginning of a romantic relationship, which slowly fades as infatuation gives way to reality. I designed a musical drama for an ensemble that portrays a relationship between two adults who fall into a state of infatuation with each other. Much like the kinetic energy of the universe, their initial passion is not infinitely sustainable. Eventually, their rapture gives way to habits and routine, and the passion fades into nothingness.
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Wet Ink Ensemble

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