Taxidermy
percussion quartet

 


 

for percussion quartet
[flowerpots, vibraphone & marimba]


premiered by Sō Percussion
2 May 2012 | Princeton

 

Download includes score only. No parts available. (But I promise the score isn't super annoying to play from.)






Why “Taxidermy”? I just find the word strangely compelling, and it evokes something grand, awkward, epic, silent, funny, and just a bit creepy — all characteristics of this piece, in a way. The repeated phrase toward the end (“the detail of the pattern is movement”) is a little concept I love trying (and failing) to imagine. It comes from T.S. Eliot’s beautiful and perplexing Burnt Norton (from the Four Quartets), and I’ve used it before in other work — as a kind of whimsical existentialist mantra.

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