by Kyle H. Peters
Instrumentation: Mounted kick drum (shared), 2 snare drums, Hi-hat, Cowbell, Jam block
All Green Lights by Kyle H. Peters is a bustling and energetic groove-based multipercussion duet. The piece utilizes instruments from a traditional drumset in a multipercussion setup that is to be shared between the two players. When writing the piece, Peters was listening to hip-hop, R&B, and punk rock genres, which greatly influenced the overall work.
Musically, All Green Lights focuses on groove and energy through tempi alterations, unexpected time signatures, and interconnected patterns between the two performers. Throughout the piece, tempo markings slowly increase to give a sense of slow acceleration and perpetual motion. Coupled with the asymmetric meters and hocket-based grooves, Peters has created a mind-bending multipercussion duo.
All Green Lights ships as a printed, professionally bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or tablet viewing.