Broken approach : for bass drum kit
by Cat Hope (2014)
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The percussionist uses a graphic score that outlines shapes that are drawn on instrument surfaces, as well as themes that are rendered spatially on each instrument and the kit as a whole. This work is made up of active sections, broken by static 'rhythmic' breaks that pause the forward motion of the piece, reversing the usual roles of rhythmic devices. Wind up mechanisms, including clocks and toys, tick away in the back- ground, providing 'alarms' that slowly wear down.
Instrumentation: Bass drum kit, AM radios, wind up mechanisms.
Duration: 13 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — improvisation required; graphic score
Dedication note: Dedicated to Vanessa Tomlinson
Commission note: Commissioned by Vanessa Tomlinson.. Written during a fellowship at Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy
To perform this piece you will need the Decibel ScorePlayer, an iPad application that puts the score in motion and coordinates the performance.
- In the form/style of: Graphic Notation
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