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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.

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