Dedicated to Ondrej Vesely
In the arts, bricolage (French for ‘do-it-yourself’ projects) is the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available. bricolage III is no exception. Here, musical materials are transformed, recontextualised as necessary and assembled from a number of pre-existing pieces, particularly the guitar writing in another guitar solo of mine, out of the deadland (2014).
There is no programmatic intention in what unfolds as sound in this piece: any or no relationship to the title and the sounding music is forged at the discretion of the composer, performer and listener. Despite this statement, there is an unfolding of material that manifests through contrasting sections of music to hopefully provide the listener with a compelling experience even without programmatic intent. It is the interplay between and within these sections that is the narrative content of the composition. The piece has a duration of just over five minutes.