by Dustin Schulze
Instrumentation: Crotales (1 octave), Chimes, 4 marimbas—4-octave, 4 vibraphones, 6 bass drums (or low toms), Cymbals (suspended cymbal, splash cymbal, China cymbal, hi-hat), Tam tam, Piano (or other keyboard)
Rapid Eye Movement (REM) is a stage of sleep characterized by the rapid and random movement of the eyes. It is also the part of sleep where the most vivid dreaming occurs. Part programmatic, part cinematic, part minimalist, yet wholly original, composer Dustin Schulze provides another fun yet challenging work for percussion ensemble with The REM Cycle.
The REM Cycle is provided as a full, bound folio and a CD-ROM containing printable parts and a recording.