"pitter-patter, shimmer-shatter" Consortium Commission (Percussion Duo)

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"pitter-patter, shimmer-shatter" Consortium Commission (Percussion Duo)

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The Project

This project for percussion duo was created in an effort to further expand the use of steel pan within contemporary percussion literature.

The Piece

“pitter-patter, shimmer-shatter” is a new percussion duo combining the use of steel pan along side some more contemporary percussion sounds. The resonant metallic quality of the pan is matched with tuned metal pipes, crunchy stacker cymbals, and the long sustain of a sizzle cymbal. Each player is challenged to perform the pitched material on their respective instruments (pan or pipes) while splitting the other sounds in their opposite hand. Layering of voices is important over the course of the piece, giving each sound its own voice before blending seamlessly into the full texture of the unique instrumentation.

Total Duration: ~7’30’’

Instrumentation: lead pan, tuned pipes, kick drum, sizzle cymbal, stacker cymbals (in the event that tuned pipes are unavailable, individual glockenspiel bars may be used)

Commissioner Levels

  • Lead Commissioner : Washington Squared Percussion duo

  • Assistant Commissioner : $45 buy in, name listed in the score as a commissioner, physical print + PDF of the score, exclusive performance rights Jun 1, 2019 through Jun 1, 2020

  • Contributing Commissioner : $30 buy in, name listed in the score as a commissioner, physical print + PDF of the score, exclusive performance rights Jan 1, 2020 through Jun 1, 2020

Timeline

  • Feb 2019 - May 2019 : Piece is being written + workshopped with W2

  • May 2019 : World premiere by W2

  • Jun 2019 - Piece delivered (PDF and printed copies) to all consortium commissioners

  • Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 1, 2020 : Exclusive performance rights to Assistant Commissioners

  • Jan 1, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020 : Exclusive performance rights to Contributing Commissioners

  • Jun 1, 2020 : Piece released for sale to the public

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