Hiking the Cascade Creek Trail (2011) by Zach Zubow

Players: 1

Instrumentation: 9 non-resonant found percussion instruments

Duration: 6 minutes

Program Note:

The Cascade Creek Hiking trail in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, sports a luscious array of natural environments that include waterfront beaches, forests, waterfalls, cliffs, and mountains in just four miles of hiking trails. Hiking the Cascade Creek Trail was inspired by this magnificent trail and represents the change in environment that is all connected by a common element. The piece falls for found, non-resonant percussion instruments to symbolize the isolation of the trail among these changing environments, while the music maintains a common theme that is developed throughout the piece. – Zach Zubow

Zach Zubow’s music has been featured on many new music conferences and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Zach was named the regional winner in the 2011 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Commission Award for his string quartet Sundown. Zach has received degrees from Luther College and Illinois State University, and most recently completed his Ph.D. in composition from The University of Iowa. – Christine Augspurger