Angle of Attack for two percussionists (2014, 8’)
First performance: Otterlo/The Netherlands, Klankbodem-Paviljoen De Hoge Veluwe, August 4th 2014, by Niek KleinJan & Konstantyn Napolov (percussion), for NJO Muziekzomer
Angle of Attack moves between weight and lightness. The music wants to fly, but it takes some running to leave the ground.
“Flight requires lift, which occurs because wings move air downwards. Lift is created only when air strikes a wing at an angle: the angle of attack.”