Joe Cutler's Jiggadybox for Piano Quintet.
The Jiggadybox is a strange musical contraption, designed by the eighteenth century Swiss inventor, gambler and philosopher Rudolf von Stengl. When finally wound, the jiggadybox begins its characteristic “jigga-ing” and at this point, all its pistons and mechanisms whirl and dance to the sound of a strange, jerky rhythm which is produced deep inside the box by an unknown and mysterious source.
A word of warning: Care and attention must be taken when winding the jiggadybox up because the winding device is very old and delicate. Secondly, being a prototype-model, the jiggadybox has a tendency to overheat in the midst of its jigga-ing…. - Joe Cutler
Comission made possible by Annie and Mark Bailey.