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In the dream (2004)

Percussion sextet. 11:30.

In the dream uses traditional orchestral percussion (vibraphone, marimba, bass drums…) along with non-western instruments and found objects (gongs, rain stick, brake drums, metal springs) to produce a layering of sound colors from distinct cultural sources. The piece makes frequent use of fast “hockets” – rapid fire exchanges in which two players “bounce” interlocking rhythms off each other – in particular with the vibraphone and marimba. The combination of layered tone colours and interlocking rhythms at times creates a “shimmering” effect, where the individual sounds blur together.

Premiered by Ba Da Boom Percussion at Ian Hanger Recital Hall, 2005.

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