Instrumentation: String Quartet and Percussion
Duration: 20 minutes
About the Work
RIVET plays with the idea of new forms emerging from moments of forceful noise. Similar to the use of a "pivot chord" being the point of transition from one key into another, RIVET uses "pivot sounds" and musical processes to transform its material. RIVET also utilizes instruments that could be considered comical and toy-like and uses them in a serious manner. Some instruments include a balloon, a melodica, a metal pan, and a toy piano. The work is both playful and serious and explores a wide range including melancholy, mania, pensive introspection, and excitement.