Double Seconds Consortium Commission

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Double Seconds Consortium Commission

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The Project

This project for solo double seconds was born in 2016 when Russell and Nicholas worked together on a piece "On Water and Land" that featured the use of lead pan and double seconds within a chamber setting. During that piece, they collaborated on the pan parts with an interest in furthering their use in solo and ensemble settings. This consortium for solo double seconds is an effort to further expand the growing literature for solo pan as well as showcase a high level of viruostic performance on the instrument.

The Piece

"Personalities," suite for solo steel pans, gets it's title based on the characteristics of 'type A' and 'type B' personality traits. Utilizing a set of double seconds the music will treat the instrument like the left and right sides of the brain. Movement I, "Low Stress but Organized," will be created using traits of both sides of the brain. Written in a way that keeps the performers left hand in the left pan and the right hand in the right pan. Movement II, "Type A," will be written in a way that only uses the left pan while portraying traits of the left brain such as organization and impatience. Movement III, "Type B," will be written in a way that only uses the right pan while portraying traits of the right brain such a relaxation and low stress. The final movement, "Low Stress but Highly Aware," will finally showcases the combined use of both pans having the performer crossing between each side.

Total Movements: 4

Total Duration: 13' - 15' 

Instrument Range: E3 - C#6

Commissioner Levels

  • Lead Commissioner : Russell Fisher
  • Assistant Commissioner : $25 buy in, name listed in the score as a commissioner, physical print + PDF of the score, exclusive performance rights Sep 1, 2018 through Sep 1, 2019
  • Contributing Commissioner : $25 buy in, name listed in the score as a commissioner, physical print + PDF of the score, exclusive performance rights Jan 1, 2019 through Sep 1, 2019

Timeline

  • Feb 2018 - May 2018 : Piece is being written + workshopped with Russell
  • April 2018 : Workshop performance by Russell
  • June 2018 : Piece delivered to all commissioners
  • Summer 2018 : Tentative recording / video of the work with Russell
  • Sep 1, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 : Exclusive performance rights to Assistant Commissioners
  • Jan 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019 : Exclusive performance rights to Assistant Commissioners + Contributing Commissioners
  • Sep 1, 2019 : Piece released for sale to the public
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