for ensemble and fixed media
Definition of deadlock:
a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made.
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 in the pianist's hands at the end shifts into the electronics and never resolves to other tones.