Written for SoundStruck in 2019, Conk! is a quartet for Cowbells and Blocks.
This piece explores the idea that ensembles are the sum of their parts. Each player wielding 1 stick and 1 bell or block, the piece draws inspiration from improvised grooves and jams across different styles of music.
Musicians are encouraged to choreograph the piece or substitute the instrumentation with different auxiliary instruments or a choice of similarly pitched novelty instruments e.g. Pots and pans.