The materials for Shredhaus are drawn from the techniques and gestural vocabulary of virtuoso rock guitar playing.  Those gestures, so bound up with implications of power and sexual potency in their original context, become fragile and vulnerable when deprived of the electric guitar's sustain.  Shredhaus seeks to highlight the delicacy of these techniques and thus to expose a fraught underside to the guitar hero persona.

Shredhaus was premiered by Jesse Langen at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt on July 28th, 2012.