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Ebi Revolution


Ebi Revolution (2022)


for violin, cello, and shrimp helmets

Commissioned by CROSSROADS International Composition Festival (Austria)

ca. 8 min.​


Purchase PDF score HERE

Program Note

  Ebi Revolution was commissioned by 2022 CROSSROADS Festival Salzburg and written for Strings&Noise (Barbara Riccabona and Sophia Goidinger-Koch).


  All existence unfolds within the realm of our heads. In our ceaseless endeavor to transcend the confines of our heads, we find ourselves perennially tethered, pitifully squirming our arms and legs. The struggle to emancipate is but a mirage, for our connection to our heads remain immutable. This is the same for the person next to you on the bus, your mother, your neighbor, and your colleague. Each consciousness is an insular universe, indivisible and inextricable - a symphony of selfhood and solitude, an enigma woven into the tapestry of existence. We are destined to be trapped in our heads until we die.

※ Those who have an allergic reaction to shellfish should avoid sitting sitting near the stage, as this work is performed by shrimps.


※ This piece may be performed only with one performer (violin or cello) without the shrimp helmet and pedal. In that case, the work is to be performed as Tempura Aquarium.

Past Performances

November 26, 2022 (World Premiere)

CROSSROADS International Composition Festival

Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria

Sophia Goidinger-Koch (Vn.), Barbara Riccabona (Vc.), and Cameron P. Fraser (electronics)

[Video Archive]

December 17, 2022 (US premiere)

Amplitude & Cycles ~New York Premieres~

Tenri Cultural Institute NYC, New York City, NY

Josh Henderson (Vn.), Ju-Young Lee (Vc.), and Cameron P. Fraser (electronics)

[Video Archive]

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