composer

Bisschops, Merijn

Merijn Bisschops is an audiovisual artist (composer and photographer) from The Netherlands. He receives commissions by ensembles and festivals makes music for video art and short screenplays. Bisschops combines his ...

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composition

Tōtoltepōhua : for percussion duo / Merijn Bisschops

Publisher's number: 15645
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Percussion
Instruments: 2perc
Duration: 10'00"
Number of players: 2
Year of composition: 2016
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Tōtoltepōhua is the Nahuatl word for "to count eggs". Nahuatl is a polysynthetic language, spoken by original inhabitants of Mexico, in which complex words are formed by the combination of several simple words.
The composition Tōtoltepōhua starts with two sets of base pulses for each percussionist. By itself these simple rhythms are straightforward like metronome beats, but combined they reveal a more complex connection: incidentally they lead to moments that can be perceived as grooves. Most of these groovy moments flee instantly, only one standard Latin rhythm persists. Driven by sudden tempo shifts, the rhythmic feel of the music changes rapidly and sometimes stagnates in repeating patterns.
Merijn Bisschops

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