composer

Faegre, Brendan

The music of Brendan Faegre (b. 1985, USA) unites the traditions within which he was formed: jazz and rock drumming, Hindustani classical, and contemporary concert music. Faegre's music has been performed around the ...

related works

Dirt to Gold : for chamber orchestra / Brendan Faegre

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Instruments: 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 2h 2trp trb trb-b timp perc hp 2vln vla vc db

Butterfly I : for vibraphone solo, 1973 / Willem de Vries Robbé

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: vibr

Seven preludes : for vibraphone and xylorimba (1 or 2 players), 1996 / Ton de Kruyf

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion; Percussion
Instruments: 1-2perc

Nihçankalila : symphony in three movements, for seven percussion players, 1981 / Koos Terpstra

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 7perc

 

composition

Circles: sacrament : for percussion trio / Brendan Faegre

Publisher's number: 15511
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 3perc
Duration: 8'00"
Number of players: 3
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
At the core of effective percussion performance in all musical traditions is a strong sense of theater and choreography. In Circles: sacrament I elevate this theatrical tendency to a key ingredient in the piece; the aural and visual domains unite as actions in one realm lead to results in the other. Clockwise circles produce ascending lines, reversals of direction produce retrograded musical ideas, and the production of a certain sound necessitates specific motion. From the aural perspective, all of the musical materials in this piece are generated from the sound of an ascending Opera Gong with a “sizzle” chain attached. From the theatrical perspective, ritualistic percussion movements are developed into a full-blown ceremony. Engage both ears and eyes; allow the performers to draw you into their world.

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