NEW COMPOSITION ALERT!
I wrote this piece for my Composers Forum class, and this is the first time anyone ever played it, but I must say that I am happy with the way it turned out.
What I did for this was influenced by some of Billy Martin’s drum master classes. I had the whole ensemble be locked into tempo which is defined by the rhythm section, and I wrote out around 20-25 musical chunks. Some lasting one measure, some lasting five beats, some are all triplets, some are eighth notes, some have longer phrases etc. The whole piece lasts around 5 minutes., and slowly get’s more dissonant. Err, just out of the key of C major. (no reference to Terry Riley I swear, it’s just a nice sounding key!) It’s totally conceptual, but I’m happy with the way these guys played it.