Sheet Music: Score
The Hinchinbrook riffs : for marimba & digital delay / Nigel Westlake.
by Nigel Westlake (2009)
The piece consists of a string of "motives" or "riffs" that are digitally copied within the delay & made to repeat 600 milliseconds (about half a second) after they have been performed "live". The performer is required to interlock with the delay signal by adhering to a strict tempo indication (100 beats per minute), creating the riffs to interplay & trip over themselves, causing interesting rhythmic & melodic variants that surge & ebb in wave - like formations.
Published by: Rimshot Music — 1 score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 8 min.
First performance 2009. USA
Includes performance notes.
Originally written for guitar, the idea for the marimba version was suggested to me by Rebecca Lagos, principal percussionist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Performance note: Preset the digital delay for one repeat only. If using a stereo sound system, pan the “live” marimba signal to the left side & the “delayed” marimba signal to the right side (or visa versa) – the object being to obtain maximum separation between “live” & “delayed” signals.
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