My new piece called “Phosphenes” was recently published by Row-loff Productions! It’s perfect for college percussion ensembles or advanced high school percussion ensembles. This piece has wonderful teaching opportunities including difficult rhythms, advanced 4 mallet technique, and interesting textures. The piece is scored for 14 players and is about 5 minutes long. It’s a thrilling piece that would be great to close a concert program or bring to a festival. Your audiences will love it!
The title of the work, “Phosphenes”, is a phenomenon characterized by the experience of seeing light without light actually entering the eye. When one closes their eyes tightly, sometimes flashes of light can be seen. The melodies and colors created in this piece were inspired by these visuals.
Please check out the Row-Loff website to order or free score samples and a downloadable MP3.
Instrumentation: Bells, Xylophone, Crotales (E3-G4), (2) Vibes, (3) Marimbas (one 5 oct., two 4.0), Timpani, Rain Stick, Bongos, Djembe, Ocean Drum, (4) Toms, Shaker, Gong, Triangle, (2) Suspended Cymbals, Sizzle Cymbal, Bass Drum, Shaker.
Updates from music educator and composer, Matthew Curley.