for Piano, Mixed Percussion (one player) and Fixed Media
Last Call was written for Ensemble Sirius and as an homage to Stockhausen. When I began this piece, the passing of Stockhausen was still fresh in my mind as was the text from Meditation XVII of John Donne’s Devotions upon Emergent Occasions.
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.