for percussionist ensemble
Premiere: University of Illinois, April 10, 1974
University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble
Randall Shinn, conductor
Colleen Mulvill, choreographer
Michelle Girardin, Debra Loewen, Bonnie Schmidt, dancers
[Withdrawn. Not available for performance]
Composer notes: This work was written to be choreographed.
For this dance music I decided to compose a work in a “minimal” style. I used overlapping rhythmic patterns to create a sense of stasis—active, but non-kinetic. I enjoyed the dance performances, but I didn't find my music compelling as a separate experience. My disappointment with the music helped me affirm my love of kinetic rhythms.