LIFE IS (____)
Instrumentation: Percussion Ensemble
Life is (blank) is a quartet made from words found in the newspaper. The performers create their own score using words of specified lengths from articles of similar topics and then transform the words into the rhythms and melodies that make up the piece.
Life is (blank) was written for So Percussion and premiered in private at an ill-fated audition for the Martha Stewart Show (true story) and then in public at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is often times included in sets of amid the noise, since the content and method is similar.