The schoolyard and the playground can be places of savagery, where each child must nervously navigate the shifting alliances, the ruthless and cruel scheming, and sometimes the unjustified violence of their fellows. It’s not clear whether these behaviours are learned from grown-ups, or whether they are innate. In any case, they are ubiquitous, and no child escapes them. Vicious Children recalls this struggle with a musical and theatrical narrative of brittle stick clicks and driving ............
drumming, dreamscapes of meditative bells, and grim, sinister nursery rhymes whispered, sung and shouted. The piece was composed for Mobius Percussion. — WG
Performed by Mobius Percussion
(David Degge, Mika Godbole, Yumi Tamashiro, Frank Tyl)
Recorded in the Woolworth Center at Princeton University on November 1, 2014
Released on November 18, 2014