Cage — But what about the noise of crumpling paper which he used to do in order to paint the series of “Papiers froisses” or tearing up paper to make “Papiers dechires?” Arp was stimulated by water (sea, lake, and flowing waters like rivers), forests

But what about the noise of crumpling paper which he used to do in order to paint the series of “Papiers froisses” or tearing up paper to make “Papiers dechires?” Arp was stimulated by water (sea, lake, and flowing waters like rivers), forests (1985) 3-10 players John...

Honstein — An Economy of Means

For prepared vibraphone solo (30’, in 6 movements) Program note: An Economy of Means is a kind of companion piece to my trio An Index of Possibility. In Index I used a wide range of materials—glass, metal, wood, ceramic, drums, toys, found objects—to create a large...

Thomson — Catapult

for solo percussion (10’) Instrumentation – bongo, medium tom, large tom and kick drum Commissioned by Doug Perkins and premiered at Miller Theatre, NYC, on November 24, 2015 Program note: Catapult is a drum solo for classical percussionists. Written by Bang on...

Reich — Quartet

Quartet, when mentioned in the context of concert music, is generally assumed to mean string quartet. In my case, the quartet that has played a central role in many of my pieces (besides the string quartet) is that of two pianos and two percussion. It appears like...

Wubbels — alphabeta

alphabeta takes the shape of three introductions and three episodes. In each introduction, an “alphabet” is defined by matching a limited number of percussion sounds with their piano “equivalents” (a low-resolution copy of the pitch content of the percussion sound,...