Written for Decibel and premiered by them at Cafe Oto, 1st April 2019. An exploration of the ambiguities of clock time, numbers, mind control, musical 'machines', extra-terrestrial communication and dog behaviour, with unreliable speaking metronomes that the ensemble alternately obeys or counteracts. Written in thirteen movements, which fluctuate between the exuberant and the sinister without warning.
Instrumentation: violin, recorders (soprano/alto/tenor), bass clarinet, baritone sax, trombone, percussion (marimba, vibraphone, wood blocks, crash cymbal, bass drum, dog clickers), piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, and playback. Everyone doubles on dog clickers.