Pendulum New Music


Random Road

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Random Road is the first movement of a suite that captures the composers nostalgia for his old home. The inspiration for the piece comes from the rapid-patter effect created by cars driving along the bumpy-brick street named Random Road, which musically translates into a rhythmic motor that drives the music. Though the busting texture is an important component to the piece, the ultimate purpose is to capture the joyous four years the composer spent in Cleveland and regret he feels for not appreciating them until after they passed.