Boom (1996) by Terry Longshore
Instrumentation: two sets of bongos, three toms, bass drum
Duration: 5 minutes
Boom, a duo composed for two sets of bongos, three tom-toms, and a shared bass drum, features overlapping rhythmic textures complex polyrhythms, and two open improvisation sections. Thematic material can be found in melodic statements layered over ostinato patterns.
Terry Longshore is active as a performer, composer, and educator of percussion. He performs regularly as a soloist and alongside percussionist Brett Reed as a member of the Skin and Bones duo. Longshore studied with percussion virtuoso Steven Schick, and is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Oregon University. – Christine Augspurger