Rounds    2008

     for percussion quartet

“Rounds” is an exploration not only of percussive sound and technique but also performance technique.  The organization and care that it takes for a percussion ensemble to set up for a concert is an art form in itself.  Combined with the precise skill that it takes to get emotive music out of something you’re hitting with a stick and a percussion performance becomes not just an exploration of sound and music, but a visual treat.  In “Rounds,” the performers move a-Round the instruments in a circle, switching instruments and giving the illusion that a bunch of players are playing multiples of each instrument, when really four players are choreographed within a tight set-up.

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