Move Fast and Break Things
Instrumentation: pedal harp and live electronics
Duration: ~4 minutes
“Move fast and break things” was a motto coined by Mark Zuckerberg, used internally within Facebook to encourage innovation and vision. This piece is not about that motto. Move Fast and Break Things is inspired by Randall Monroe’s commentary in his webcomic xkcd (see xkcd.com/1428). The piece aims to capture the physicality and sonic consequences that might occur when moving fast and/or breaking things. For the thrill of danger, the electronic media features many sounds that you might hear if a harp was broken during performance. Don’t worry though- even with all that fast moving, nothing will actually break...