by Jason Lord
Instrumentation: Crotales (1 octave), Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, 2 marimbas—low C*, Drums (2 sets of bongos, 4 concert toms, floor tom), Ribbon crasher, Audio playback system
Chock full of aggressive polyrhythms, colorful timbres, and a driving, electronic audio accompaniment track, Jason Lord’s Rotating Brains is as unique as it is entertaining. Written for four multipercussionists, each player commands a mallet keyboard and a small drum setup.
Speakers are to positioned in such a way that no click track should be necessary. Performers will play along to the accompaniment that the audience also hears. When the acoustic sound of the ensemble merges with the audio accompaniment, the experience will be otherworldly and energetic. A surefire crowd pleaser!
Rotating Brains ships in a professionally color printed and bound folio that includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts in PDF format, as well as the audio accompaniment in WAV format.