Wind Ensemble

Chamber Music

Unquiet Spirits

Songs from the
       End of the World

Strange Humors:
       sax version

Strange Humors:
       clarinet version

Strange Humors:
       string version

Sax Concerto:
       piano reduc.

Sultana

Hymn to a Blue Hour:
       trombone ens.

Mass

Damn

Juba

Rush Hour

Voices & Echoes

Breakdown Tango

Elegy and Fantasie

Vocal Music

Orchestra

Music for Theater

Works in Progress

 

Rush Hour (1999, 2000)

Audio & Score

for amplified string quartet, clarinet, and drum set
duration: 8'


Commissioned by the
Parsons Dance Company, with funding from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust
Premiered May 25-30, 1999. The Joyce Theater, New York, NY.
Choreographed by Robert Battle.

This work is very pop music-inspired. The musical phrases are all 4 or 8 bars long, and there's a strong backbeat (played on a steel pipe). I recently revised and orchestrated this piece as the last movement of my Percussion Concerto. In the Fall of 2000, I made a third arrangement - for electric string quartet and drum set. (The original score was for five percussionists, rather than a single drum set player. That number of players - and instruments - is prohibitive for touring.)