Matt Van  Brink, composer, pianist, accordionist

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Skitter (2006)

violin, viola, and cello | 6 mins.

For all its jittery surface rhythm, this is a tonal piece, centered on C major. The big sections of the piece relate to one another in a quite traditional manner, lending a structural hand in a teetering rhythmic balance. A melody skims above the surface – a pelican hunting, gliding just above crashing ocean waves. An insistent ostinato pervades every measure, spinning and buoyant.

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