for ensemble and fixed media
Premiered on September 28, 2018 by Great Noise Ensemble
West Fork New Music Festival
Fairmont State University, WV
Deadlock aims to portray various layers of the recent shootings and terrorist attacks worldwide by using actual interviews and protests regarding this subject matter and politicians' reaction to these events, all in a minimalist approach (all of the sounds are in the public domain or fair use). The players usually interact with the electronics by highlighting the conversations or embodying different sound effects such as bombs, alarms, etc., and maintaining the intensity. In order to musically depict the issues not receiving a practical solution, the persistent and continuous Ab tone never resolves to other tones.