Domestik is a concerto for home appliances. Comprised of 18 refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers, and other machines, this heavyweight orchestra pays tribute to the sounds of the unknown symphony in our homes.

The piece takes over the Bain Saint-Michel to literally plunge the listener into a surround‑sound performance amplified by 12 speakers. Accompanied by viola da gamba and voice, each machine is equipped with microphones that reveal the range of noises that inhabit them, from the quietest clicks and hums to the most monstrous drones.

Presented at the Bain Saint-Michel, Montreal, March 26-29, 2009.