Speak Percussion

Commissioned Work

BARBARE, Dalmazio

Where is the one? (2005) 10’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Multi-percussion



BARRETT, Richard

urlicht (2014) 14' (3 x percussion with optional spatialisation)

Instrumentation:

Player 1: vibraphone, water phone (suspended if possible to enable rapid deployment, small suspended cymbal’ “prepared” with several strings of beads (creating a more complex but less resonant sound), guero, cymbal
Player 2: shell chimes, tenor drum, tuned low and “prepared” with pine cones or similar light objects (creating a more complex but less resonant sound)
Player 3: tabla - tuning: (3 different “pitches” are notated, indicating distinct sounds produced by striking at different places with a mallet), suspended sleighbells (to be struck as well as shaken), cajón (3 different “pitches” are notated, indicating distinct sounds produced by striking at different places) placed on stand so it can be struck with one mallet


Codex XIV (2014) '15 (3 x percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

Percussion:
Each player has a square tray or table, as small as possible to accommodate 16 small instruments arranged in a 4x4 “matrix” – the instruments should be widely varied but in such a way that rapid playing gestures with sticks or mallets can be made across all of them, and also so that some or all of them can be used for continuous shaken or frictional sounds as well as being struck.
Each table is equipped with 4 microphones whose outputs are distributed over a sound system with 4 or more loudspeakers so that each table sounds as if it occupies the entire performing space.
Electronics:
The performer of the electronics part bases his/her sound materials on recordings of the instruments used by the percussionists, using the playing categories S, F and G (see below), using untreated sounds from percussionist 1, lightly transformed sounds from percussionist 2 and heavily transformed sounds from percussionist 3, this may be done using pre-sampled materials and/or live processing of the instruments.


BURT, Warren

Salon Music (after MacDowell) (1977/2009) 10’ (2 percussion & piano)

Instrumentation:

2 keyboard percussion instruments, offstage piano



BYRNE, Andrew

Whispers and Cries (2009) 16’ (4 percussion, choir & 2 pianists)

Instrumentation:

Choir (w. soloists), Piano, Chamber Organ, Regale, Celeste, Woodblocks or pieces of wood x 6, Bass Drum Low, Gongs x 3, Chinese Tom (small) or small tight drum, Low Gong, Crotales, Triangles x 3, Cymbal suspended x 3, Tom Tom x2, Bongos x 5 (total pitches in pairs), Bass Drum, Cowbell x 2, Bass Drum (kick), Snare Drum, Tubular Bells, Glockenspiel



CHARLES, Simon

River Walk (2005) 7’ (3 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Xylophone, pitched gongs, glockenspiel, bass drum, temple blocks



COLBERT, Brendan

Clash (2006) 4’ (2 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Xylophone, vibraphone



Cogs (2000) 5’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel, vibraphone



DisTanz (2002) 10’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Various metal, glass and wooden objects



Ebb (2007) 3’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba



PNEUma (2004) 5’ (2 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone, marimba



DEL AMO, Martin

Inaudible (2009) 12’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

No instruments



DENCH, Chris

Beyond Status Geometry (1994-95) 22’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Multi-percussion



Permutation City (2012) 17’ (2 percussion)

Instrumentation:

2 marimbas, crotales, vibraphone


DRAPE, Rohan

See Hearer Clearer (2012) 8' (3 percussion, electromagnetic piano)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone, piano


DUNCAN, Eve

Dragonfly, Butterfly, Mosquito (2002) 10’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:



Seahorses (2009) 5’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:



Time and the Tides (2009) 10’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:



GARSDEN, Alex

Macrograph (2009) 14’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

4 bullet vibrators, 4 shot glasses, 4 beer bottles, 4 glass bowls, 4 stainless steel bowls, 2 bell plates, tam-tam, 2 cardboard boxes, 2 plastic boxes, 2 blocks of Styrofoam, 2 dog whistles, 1 plastic toy whistle


Messages to Erice I & II (2015) 14 (Sound installation)

Instrumentation:

4 x transducer activated tam-tams and wind gongs


GREENBAUM, Stuart

Sea of Tranquility (2004) 13’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Marimba, steel pan, 4 tom toms, pedal bass drum, vibraphone, 2 cymbals, water gong, flex-a-tone, congas, glockenspiel


GUNN, Wally

What I Ought and Ought Not Do (2006) 9’ (3 percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

Tom toms, cymbals, metal and wooden instruments


HAUSER, Fritz

As We Are Speaking (2004) 6’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

17 temple blocks


HAY, Deborah

Seeing, seeing, seeing (2009) 15’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

1 gong


HEAD, Peter

Rubik’s Cube: You Are Here (2002) 8’ (3 percussion)

Instrumentation:

2 marimbas, vibraphone


HODKINSON, Juliana

Lightness (2015) 12' (3 x percussion)

Instrumentation:

3 performers playing small amplified set-ups consisting of matchsticks, matchboxes, sandpaper, sand & water


HULLICK, James

Coercion (0000) 12’ (3 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Tom toms, bass drums, tam tams, woodblocks, temple bells, suspended cymbals


Kling (2006) 7’ (Solo percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

Chinese gong, Japanese woodblock, Chinese temple block, Japanese temple bell


The Stealing People (2007) (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

4 air raid sirens


JONES, Brett A.

Juggelz, The Circus Performer, Takes Stress Leave (0000) 3’ (Solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Marimba


Pauah Fayliah Bacchanaliah (2002) 12’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Snare drum, xylophone, 2 marimbas, vibraphone, maracas, glass bottles, 3 timpani, 2 congas, 2 tam tams, piano, ruler, wooden instruments


Pauah Fayliah Dances (2002) 7’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

2 marimbas, vibraphone, glockenspiel, xylophone


Prelude & Cadenza (0000) 11’ (Solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone


Toccata (2002) 5’ (3 percussion & piano)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone, 2 marimbas, piano


LEE, Alan

Artikule (2002) 5’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

Vocal percussion


The Boy in a Sandpit Counting Colours and Thinking (0000) 12’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone, 4 rin (Japanese temple bells), 2 gongs, tam tam, 6 woodblocks, pedal bass drum, marbles, cloth, chain


LIM, Liza

Loveletter (2011) ??' (Solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Hand drum


LØFFLER, Simon

e (2015) 11' (3 x performers)

Instrumentation:


Nine fluorescent lamps, triangle & eight loose jack cables.


MEADOWCROFT, Thomas

The Great Knot (2011) 20’ (3 percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

2 software synthesisers, midi keyboard, playback, assorted wine glasses, suspended cymbal, 2 soprano recorders, 2 alto recorders, 2 snare drums, 2 hihat stands, small bells, goats toenails, assorted metal cooking bowls, ping pong bat, 3 glockenspiel notes, 15 found objects


Cradles (2013) 10 (2 percussion & Wurlitzer/Electronics)

Instrumentation:

2 pairs of finger cymbals, 3 shakers, plastic castanets, castanets with handle, Japanese rotating toy drums, goats toe nails, small shell chimes, medium shell chimes, cluster of small Korean bells, Zill, four chromatic Chinese bells, two reel-to-reel tape machines, record player, LP with Wurlitzer e-piano 200a soundtrack, cut audio tape


MUMFORD, Myles

Letters (0000) 9’ (2 percussion & flute)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone, resonant metals (brass goblets, Japanese temple bells, small suspended bells), Chinese gongs, marbles, flute


NEAL, Kate

Glass Duet (2005) 4’ ()

Instrumentation:

Glass instruments including wine glasses, suspended glasses, mixing bowls, light bulbs


PATERAS, Anthony

Hypnagogics (2005) 8’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

25 miniature instruments (5 each of metal, wood, skin, ceramic & glass), crotales


Flesh & Ghost (2011) 20’ (12 percussion)

Instrumentation:

2 x 5-octave marimbas, xylophone, 6 snare drums, 4 timpani, 6 pairs of bongos, 6 large bass drums, 6 tam tams, 12 glass bottles, 12 glass jars, 12 suspended cymbals, 12 wooden planks, 12 toms, 24 woodblocks, 1 octave of almglocken, low octave of crotales


Refractions (2010) 20’ (6 percussion)

Instrumentation:

6 woodblocks, 6 glass bottles, 6 metal plates, 6 brake drums, 6 ceramic tiles, 6 small stemmed glasses, 6 large toms, 6 snare drums, 2 octaves of crotales, 6 guiros, 6 glass jars, 6 anklung, 6 rough sided garden stones, 5 pairs of shotglasses, 4 crash cymbals, 2 kick drums, 4 bamboo rods, 2 large tam-tams, 2 concert bass drums, 4 empty asprin packets


PERTOUT, Andrian

Melancholia (2009) 20’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

36 found objects


Pañc hazar chakra kai andar (2005) 8’ (3 percussion, prepared piano & electronics)

Instrumentation:

Log drums, crotales, lujon, keyboard, clock chimes


POLLARD, Mark Clement

The heavenly muzak machine: six miniatures for vibraphone eight hands (2010) 14’ (4 percussion)

Instrumentation:

1 vibraphone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g16aEis_XoE


RICKETSON, Damien

Rendition Clinic (2015) 8' (2 x percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

Amplified strobe lights, microtonal aluminium tubes, stones, wind wands and live electronics


RUSHFORD, James

Lucas Stumbles (2007) 8’ (4 percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

5-octave marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, log drum (minimum 4 pitches), 2 congas, 2 bongos, lujon (minimum 5 pitches), 3 shot glasses, gong, water tub, flexatone, 4 tom-toms, peppermill, gravel (in small pan), plastic wrapper, small music box, toy car with free spinning wheels, toy rattle, concert bass drum, 2 suspended cymbals, perfum (spray), tin pan


You Imagined Every Encounter Was Real… (2009) 35’ (3 percussion)

Instrumentation:

26 bottles, 5-octave marimba, 3 concert bass drums, 3 ceramic bowls, 2 suspended cymbals, gong, 4 gons, 15 found objects, 6 tibetan bowls, tam-tam, 4 timpani, vibraphone, 3 octaves of anklung, small anvil, 2 whirley tubes, 6 vibrators


Twin Resistance (2012) 5' (Solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Glockenspiel, tubaphone, pitched handbells, 1/4-tone aluminium tubes, 2 octave set of crotales, 3 foot operated personalised instruments.


Necrology (2014) (2 piano & 2 percussion)

Instrumentation:

2 Grand Pianos, 2 Snare Drums, 2 Timpani, Cymbal, Tam Tam, Triangle


Whorl Would Equal Reaches (2013) 31,40" (6 x percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

6 x percussion & electronics


SCHIEVE, Catherine

Blue Line (2009) (??)

Instrumentation:

Indeterminate


SHLOMOWITZ, Matthew

Popular Contexts Volume 6 (2013) 20' (2 Percussion & Sampler)

Instrumentation:

Drumset, Vibraphone, Midi keyboard & laptop


SØRENSEN, Bent

Silence (2014) 15' (Double percussion quartet)

Instrumentation:

Double percussion quartet


UGHETTI, Eugene

Camera Obscura (2009) 8’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:



Frenetic Fantasy Etude (0000 ) 7’ (solo percussion & electronics)

Instrumentation:

Snare drum


Lady Cosmic Dream (0000) 12’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Chinese gongs, Jewish harp, tom toms, bass drum, anvils, water bucket, bamboo chimes, mediation balls, cowbell


Occult Tapestries (0000) 8’ (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Vibraphone


Primary (0000) flexible (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

3 music stands


Primary Colours (0000) flexible (solo percussion)

Instrumentation:

Snare drum


Pyrite Gland (2015) 11' ()

Instrumentation:

3 x tom toms with inserted LED discs & found objects


Bell Curve (2016) 40' (12 x percussion)

Instrumentation:

12 performers playing 'federation' bells to networked click tracks


Brutti Ma Buoni (2016) 14' (3 x percussion)

Instrumentation:

Each player has: 1 x snare drum, brake drum, corrugated iron sheet (suspended), crotale, shell chimes, large gone, various found objects.


YOUNG, David

Natura Morta (2009) 4’ ()

Instrumentation:

Solo percussion


Oribotics [Laboratory] (2004) (1 percussion & robotic origami)

Instrumentation:

Miniature percussion instrument created by Rosemary Joy


Schallmachine 06 (2006) 25’ (3 percussion)

Instrumentation:

3 miniature percussion instruments created by Rosemary Joy


16 Boxes (2005) 12’ (1 percussion & origami assistant)

Instrumentation:

Bass drum, 2 roto-toms, guiro, medicine bottle, shell chimes, Beijing opera gong, melodica, 2 cymbals, rain stick, paper, pencils, matches, assorted grains, bowl


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