Grade 1.5 • 4/4 • E Dorian

This rhythm-driven piece features extended techniques on string instruments including sul ponticello, col legno battuto, percussive tapping and slapping, and Bartok pizzicato. The orchestra sections build up layers of rhythm and sound, with a rhythm canon forming the core of the piece. Besides making the orchestra sound like a giant machine, the material is reminiscent of music from a spy movie, hence the name.