Everything Is Broken is for solo multiple percussion. It is written to be played on three things. You may play them with hands, sticks, or mallets. Two of the things should be broken. One thing should not be broken (yet). But, please don’t break anything just to pay the piece. You may also play it on two non-resonanant things and one resonant thing.
The piece consists of notated rhythms but the performer is also called upon to improvise. The length of the piece is variable. Most performances last between three and seven minutes.