The narrative of 'Fault-Klang' is centred around two concepts. Firstly, when thinking about what I might write on this scheme, I felt it would be hard not to grasp at the opportunity to really immerse myself within the instrument and explore some of its fruits. Therefore, I’ve written a piece that explores various extended techniques, of which I hadn’t tried before. This, in turn, made me think about the German word ‘klang’ and its philosophy. ‘Klang’ translates to English as ‘sound’ or perhaps more specifically ‘timbre’, which sums up the sound world of the piece.
Secondly, ‘Fault’ which forms the first part of the title came to fruition within the last few bars. Geologically, a fault is a fracture in a volume of rock formed as a result of mass movement. The energy released in the movement is often the cause of earthquakes. I felt the idea of an accumulation of energies culminating with a sense of release (or eruption) is, for me, what the journey of this piece conveys.