(via Contemporary Notation Project: Drew Baker | The Rambler)
“The extract above is from Stress Position (2008) for amplified piano, by Drew Baker. This piece has had some press recently, thanks to its performance by Chicago’s Spektral Quartet in May. Here’s a short interview with Baker about it on the Quartet’s website; and here’s a thoughtful review by Will Robin.
As Baker notes in that interview, the work is politically-inspired, and uses the piano as “the perfect instrument through which to examine the topic of torture” (a stress or submission position being a well-known interrogation tool).”