(i am a devil) pissing into the sunset with a raincoat in my hand

for 2 percussionists, amplified violin and viola
(2006)

for the New York Miniaturist Ensemble


Concept of the New York Miniaturist Ensemble:  Write a piece using 100 notes or less.  Thus:

Beginning with 100 notes, (i am a devil) gradually counts down to 1.  Each section of the piece is then based upon groupings of notes as they count down:  99 over 98, 97 over 96 over 95, and so on until 90.  Jump cut then, to 10 counting down to 1.

A few years later, the full process of counting down from 100 to 1 (with all numbers in between) was achieved in MEN and its quartet version, allMan.

 

SCORING:

2 Percussionists: 

I. Bass Drum, Small (marching) Bass Drum, Kick Drum, 10-15 Medium to High Pitched "tight sounding" Drums, Metal Washboard (or Ribbon Crasher), Suspended Metal Washtub.

II. Bass Drum, Small (marching) Bass Drum, Kick Drum, Very Large Tam-tam, Very Large Theatre Ratchet.) 

Amplified/Electric Violin (with distortion), Amplified/Electric Viola (with distortion). (Violin and viola double on Metal Police Whistle)

DURATION:

4 mins.

PREMIERE:

The New York Miniaturist Ensemble
15 May 2006
The Juilliard School - New York, NY

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