Zeta Potential was composed in 2012 for the Nieuw Ensemble from Amsterdam. This piece was commissioned as part of the European Composers Professional Development Programme, led by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Zeta Potential is the scientific term used for a calculation which measures the stability of semi-fluid/semi-solidsubstances. The piece Zeta Potential plays with the capability of the ensemble and texture to remain as a coordinated and stable system. The piece traces a constant flux between ‘solid’ and ‘fluid’ textures, framed around cycles of growing and decaying musical patterns whichundergo constant transformation.