Solo Percussion and Cassette Tape, April 2014

Brothers

for solo percussion, portable cassette tape player

This piece uses percussion rudiments, extended percussion techniques, field recordings, a metronome, and a tape player to take the listener through a series of spaces and the development of my relationship to my instrument. From an air conditioner in Winnetka, IL to a train station in Prague, Czech Republic; from paradiddles to super-ball mallet scrapes; this piece is a tribute to my brothers, both biological and musical.

This piece was premiered at Oberlin Conservatory’s Clonick Hall on April 15th, 2014