In Between

for Solo Percussionist and Chamber Orchestra

David Felder

Duration: 00:21:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

?In Between?, scored for solo percussionist playing a battery of instruments (featuring the five-octave marimba, and a KAT midi controller) and large chamber orchestra, was composed and realized in 1999-2000, as a commission for the 25th anniversary of the ?June in Buffalo? Festival. It is dedicated to the extraordinary percussionist Dan Druckman, whose assistance with its fearsome technical demands have made the completion of this project possible, and to percussionists Steven Schick, Jan Williams, and Michael Udow, who have contributed immensely to this piece in its various stages and incarnations; as well to the memory of composer Morty Feldman, the founding director of that festival, and my colleague and friend.

The title refers to a set of metaphors ranging from the technical through the philosopical important in the selection and deployment of materials used in the work. Perhaps the most overt of these is the physical model of ?alternate handed-ness? so prevalent in percussion playing. This analogy saturates every level of the piece from the smallest gestures through the formal.

The realization of the KAT materials was made in the SUNY at Buffalo Computer Music Studios.

The work has been recorded for EMF 033.

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by ?June in Buffalo Festival? for its 25th anniversary.
Composition Date 1999-2000
Orchestration Solo Perc.; 2(dbl. 2Picc.) 2(dbl.E.H.) 2(dbl.EbCl./B.Cl.) 2(Cbsn.) - 2(dbl.Picc.Tpt.) 2(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 2Perc. Pno.(Cel./Kbd.) Ele.Guit. Ele.B.Guit.(opt.) Str.
Premiere June 5th, 2000. June in Buffalo Festival Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo, NY.

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