This work creates a dynamic among four percussionists, whose
responsibilities to the piece include probing and revealing their own
psychological make-up as they assemble sound sources in accord with
specified roles. The piece is in three movements: Chatter/Clatter,
Oracle, and Song.
The first movement – Chatter/Clatter – is a percussion solo concerned
with discovery. The player’s hands strike, tremble, and scurry over a
collection of unusual, even odd, sound sources (gongs, bottles, bowls,
boxes) exploring the contours of proto-melodies.
Just below is the diagram for placement of the percussion instruments
and other details for the performance of this movement, written for solo
percussionist. Further below are thumbnail pages from the score.
The Sanctuary Project
by Roger Reynolds