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 ...

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Carl's Lament : for chamber orchestra / Brendan Faegre; text by Brendan Faegre

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Harbalorifa : voor slagwerk / Daan Manneke, 1996

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The seven Samurai : for percussion ensemble, 1999 / André Douw

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Fraktur : voor vijf slagwerkers, 1982 / Ivo van Emmerik

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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
Year of composition: 2012
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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