IV. ???

March 25, 2016

 

Soloist creates sleight-of-hand improvisations that may leave the listener wondering: is this another UFO sighting?

                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          -- Michael Daugherty

 

This movement follows the tradition of improvisation for percussion. While other musicians may have written out music, or a structure to follow, percussionists don’t always have that luxury. This requires us to use our ears in a way that listens, interprets, and communicates along with the other musicians. The unknown the percussionist faces is in real time: I do not know what the other musician is thinking, but I can guess and approximate in order to communicate back to them. Facing this unknown requires a heightened focus on a source other than my own.

 

This particular movement incorporates a unique duo of solo contrabassoon and percussion. In addition to playing improvisations, the percussion instruments themselves are at the discretion of the performer. I searched for instruments that compliment in addition to contrast with the contrabassoon. Keeping the alien theme alive, I incorporate sounds that aren’t normally produced by a particular instrument to create sounds foreign to human ears.

 

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

V. Objects

April 1, 2016

1/6
Please reload

Recent Posts

April 1, 2016

March 25, 2016

March 18, 2016

March 11, 2016

March 4, 2016

January 23, 2016

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Me
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • SoundCloud Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • SoundCloud
This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now