The idea to redact music came to me when I was learning about data security and encryption. I began to think about those images of court documents where all the text is blacked out to remove sensitive information. I wanted to recreate a similar process in music. The suite is comprised of two movements. Both movements use a form of redaction. The first movement, “remanence,” is named after data remanence. Data remanence is what is left of a file after it has been deleted or erased. Even after many attempts, a deleted file can still have backups or parts of the file remaining on the device. In the first movement, a certain number of notes must be removed and replaced with unpitched percussive sounds and/or note clusters. Like data remanence, the original notes are gone, but their rhythmic value is still performed. The second movement, "sanitization," involves the actual removal of notes and space. Sanitization is the removal or encrypting of sensitive information from a document, physically or electronically. Each player will remove the same number of beats from their part, creating moments with mixed and unmatching meters.