Philip Glass – 1+1 (1968)

Philip Glass – 1+1 (1968)The player performs 1+1 by tapping the table top with his fingers or knuckles. Two rhythmic units, which build the block of “1+1”, are combined in regular arithmetic progressions.-Philip...

Iannis Xenakis, Psappha (1975)

Iannis Xenakis, Psappha (1975)“Psappha” is an archaic form of “Sappho,” a great Greek poetess from the Island of Lesbos, born in the 600’s BC. Her style was sensual and melodic, and she was one of the first poets to write from the first...

Gunther Schuller, Marimbology (1993)

Gunther Schuller, Marimbology (1993)Marimbology was written in the summer of 1993 on a commission from New Music Marimba, the Percussive Arts Society, Nancy Zeltsman, William Moersch, and Robert Van Sice, with a grant from the Meet The Composer/Reader’s Digest...

Lei Liang, Dialectal Percussions (1994)

Lei Liang, Dialectal Percussions (1994)Dialectal Percussions (for multiple percussion) was first inspired by the dramatic expressions found in Chinese language, particularly in the Peking dialect. I am facinated with the sound of this language, for its subtle...

Morton Feldman, King of Denmark (1964)

Morton Feldman, King of Denmark (1964)King of Denmark is a very short work for Feldman, lasting only six minutes. This study in instrumental color is notated graphically where a three part grid, indicating high, medium and low pitches, is peppered with numbers,...