Advanced Multipercussion Duet
by Benjamin Finley
Instrumentation: 2 woodblocks, 2 roto tom frames (spoxe), 2 sets of bongos, 2 sets of congas, 2 kick drums
During the course of a powwow one can expect to hear a wide variety of drumming patterns, as they accompany different song styles and dances. At a large gathering, the multi-tempo drumming of different tribes can be heard from a great distance, creating an incredibly organic and unintentionally polyrhythmic atmosphere. Pulse Theorem takes much of its inspiration from this atmospheric blending of sounds, utilizing a series of composite rhythms generated by the two players on multipercussion. Pulse Theorem comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.