for percussion solo, 10 mins
Schnäppchenjagd was written in 2009 and revised in 2019. It is the basis for an ensemble version called Schnäppchenjagd II, also written in 2009. Schnäppchenjagd is the German word for bargain hunting, but it is built off of the verb schnappen, which means "to grab". The work is constructed in such a way that glimpses of musical events - processes or unfoldings of the material - are given but, in general, a full grasp of the event is not offered. Filtering or magnifying material creates something referential but not always clearly related. One is left to piece together these glimpses and references into a meaningful whole.