for harp and vibraphone
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Dorsia progresses slowly and gradually through four groups of four notes, the last group being a transposition of the first. The fundamental rhythmic structure that informs the entire composition is based on a four-part all-partition array originally created by Milton Babbitt. Though Babbitt’s music often has a dense texture and harmonic language, Dorsia is sparse and slow-moving harmonically. The work's title refers to the fictional restaurant mentioned frequently in the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.