The five movements of Riots are a series of dedications to composers that exerted an important influence on me. The title is an anagram of trios, referring to the prevailing three-part writing.
The first movement, For Nancarrow, features a proportional canon of the ubiquitous melodic structure.
The second movement, Béla Bartóknak, is a dedication to the composer of Allegro Barbaro.
Georg Kröll, is a composer and theory teacher at the Cologne conservatory. The third movement, Für Georg Kröll, presents the harmonic and melodic material in statu nascendi.
Voor Clarlow, refers to the Indian-English-German-Dutch pioneer of computer music Clarence Barlow.
The last movement, is dedicated to György Ligeti (Ligeti Györgynek), and combines most elements exposed in the previous moments.
The five movements create a web of motivic references which can be summarized in the following way: