Momentum 2: An orchestra of strings, woodwinds, piano and percussion provides the perfect range of textures to give a variety of atmospheres, from the corporate to the natural world. These compositions employ minimalist techniques. They can have a slightly hypnotic effect, but always support the visual or spoken message without intruding. These pieces are driven mainly by staccato or pizzicato strings, or percussion patterns, and suggest a range of energies, from the purposeful to quizzical, and the uncertain to the positive.
Dick Walter composed the first known minimalist track for a tv commercial, CellNet, (later O2), in 1985, and has used these compositional techniques in several jazz pieces as well as the chamber work, Excursions for Baritone Saxophone and String Quartet.
For more information on the composer: www.dickwalter.com