Static Anxiety

for chamber orchestra

Premiere: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Brett Kelly, cond.)

Static Anxiety is a work for 25 players. The piece attempts to express a feeling of anxiousness through the idea of stasis – to express a feeling of discomfort through a lack of motion. This idea is conveyed through detailed alteration of otherwise quite slow moving lines, introduced by the clarinets. This idea is paired against agitated interjections from different instrumental groups, as well as a repetitive pulse which is echoed through the strings, piano, and percussion.




  • 28/01/2017: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Brett Kelly, cond.), Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [premiere]