A Cause for the Augurs (2014)
...Augurs was written spcifically for the talents of Red Hook power trio Bearthoven: Karl Larson, Matt Evans, Pat Swoboda. I met these musicians at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute in 2013. Augurs is a mechanistic work, that rachets up and up, requiring more and more acrobatic playing for the execution of multiple rhythmic layers. It turned out to be even more virtuosic than I had originally thought, but the group did not blink.