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 A Can All-Star clarinetist
and jazz saxophonist/improviser Ken Thomson, the work combines post-minimal composition
with Xenakis-esque polyrhythms and Keith Moon/Animal-style drumming. After you learn it you
will be really good at playing 9-lets. – Reed Puleo