Rage against reply guy is commissioned by Distractfold ensemble, and written for bass clarinet in Bb, e guitar, violin, cello and live electronics. It is a drone piece (with heavy metal and overdrive aspects) that seesaws between fully written and freely improvisational passages.
In the programme note of the piece, an anonymized social media comment is printed together with an explanation of the term 'reply guy'.
"A reply guy is a term for a man who frequently comments on tweets or other social media posts in an annoying, condescending, forward, or otherwise unsolicited manner–especially posts by women. It can also refer to a person who frequently and zealously responds to posts from famous people on Twitter."