Hypnotic strains : for percussion solo
by Erik Griswold (1998)
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Performance by Vanessa Tomlinson from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 55
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Hypnotic Strains was composed for
Vanessa Tomlinson in 1998 when we were both based at the
University of California, San Diego. It is scored for a kind of
"stand-up drum set" comprised of traditional drums and cymbals,
along with "found object" or "junk" instruments such as bottles
and bowls. This type of instrumentation though based on composer
John Cage's early works, is very unique to Vanessa.
The first part of H.S. centres on the drums, and a special technique of bouncing the sticks to produce an echo effect. The second part begins with delicate and intricate rhythms played with chopsticks on an assortment of bowls, bottles and wood blocks, and then brings together the bouncing drum rhythms in a spiralling climax.
Instrumentation: Solo percussion.
Duration: 9 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Vanessa Tomlinson
First performance: by Vanessa Tomlinson — Weisman Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
Performances of this work
Unknown date: Weisman Gallery, Minneapolis, USA. Featuring Vanessa Tomlinson.
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