The excerpt heard at 2:40 in KNOCKING comes from the first workshop in March 2012 where Luciane proposed material for the work. We were in her studio in Banff, and she was preparing a new commission in which she used all kinds of mallet and voice techniques. Instead of playing the new work for me, she improvised, extrapolating from it. I was very moved by how creative she was and how musically she had integrated these new elements into her own way of playing. The excerpt in the soundfile leaves a trace of where the idea for KNOCKING began.