OCCASIONAL DEMONS

Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Occasional Demons
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Composer / Arranger : Kreiger, Arthur
Composer / Arranger Details: info to follow
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Calabrese Brothers MusicJersey
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :5
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Occasional Demons is a musical composition for solo percussionist and electronic sounds. The sometimes fast-paced rhythms driving this piece present the instrumentalist with an overtly physical performance experience. The battery contains only four timpani. The lowest drum tuned to its deepest sound infuses the opening volley with an overwhelming ferocity. Dead center strokes and ringing midway strokes play off the drumhead to contrast rapidly articulated gestures with explosions demanding longer decay time. Electronic sounds soon enter and add depth and diversity to the aural landscape. A wide variety of sampled noises undergoing multiple layers of digital transformation form the basic content of the stereo sound tracks. Synchronized passages of drum strokes and electronic attacks alter the perception of the timpani’s familiar color. A crude, terrifying electronic scream punctuates the piece at different junctures. Fashioned on an early model ARP Synthesizer, the scream returns at the close of the composition presenting the soloist with a final challenge.
The electronic portion of Occasional Demons was realized at the Cummings Electronic and Digital Sound Studio of Connecticut College where it was completed in 2005. The composition is happily dedicated to Peter Jarvis and is part of his ‘timpani project’ in association with Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC. - Arthur V. Kreiger
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