Adventuras for solo snare drum (2011)
Alexej Gerassimez (b.1987)
Snare drum solo
Asventuras by Alexej Gerassimez is very different from most other solos for snare drum. This solo calls upon the performer to approach the instrument with the sole purpose of exploring the drum to find all of the possible colors and timbres and that have been all but omitted in typical rudimental drumming.
Notated in the score are portions where the performer will play on the rim, every possible spot on the head, the shell, and even with different implements like drum sticks, hands, felt mallet, and brushes.
This is an amazing piece for college performers looking for a piece for a jury or recital.
Description written by Kasey Blezinger
Annotated by XIngyue Xue