This work is published for performance and study. The performance set includes a saddle-stitched full score for reference, a loose-leaf part set for the percussionist (one player), an Audio CD, which contains the digital audio part for stereo playback on a sound system and a data CD, which contains the digital audio part for stereo with dedicated subwoofer signal for performance. Several playback options for the digital audio part are available to the performer. The data CD includes practice tracks; and both stereo tracks and surroundsound tracks for performance.
About the work:
I. Rescue Me
II. I Call Your Name
In the Fire of Conflict is named after the theme for the 2008 Toronto Summer Music Festival for which it was composed. Set in two continuous movements, the live percussion part is performed with the rap music in the digital audio part, sourced from American rapper Steve Henry a.k.a. 'Bugsy H.', of the Christian rap group Poetik Disciples. The live percussion weaves constantly around the rap lyrics, often drawing melodic contours from the prosodic contours of the spoken text.