For SATB Voices a cappella with electronic track and opt. percussion
Words by Robert Bode
Music by Jacob Narverud and Ryan Main
The text for STONE is a Haiku: a minimalist form of poetry based on a solid, concrete idea. Haiku poetry, which originated in Japan, is a form of purposeful meditation which is used by poets as a way to convey impressions and perceptions using only seventeen syllables per stanza. This particular setting of Robert Bode's Haiku is an aggressive fusion of choral, electronica, and percussion forces which utilizes the latest in digital instrumental sampling and non-traditional percussion effects (water gong, a combine disc blade, bowed crotales, stones, and a scraped tam-tam).