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Bulk Trash (Perc Ens 3+)

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Genre: Flexible Percussion Ensemble
Series:
# of Players: 3+
Level: Medium | Duration: 2:30
Publisher: C. Alan Publications | Copyright: 2020


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  • Notes & Instrumentation

    Written for three relative pitch categories—high, middle, and low—this trio can be played using any household items and with any number of people by doubling or tripling (or more) each part. For added flexibility, a click track for this trio is available, facilitating easier practice at home or the potential for virtual ensemble compilations. So, dig around your garage, back closet, or attic and find a few items you can strike with a stick and make some music using Bulk Trash.

    Genre: Flexible Percussion Ensemble | # of Players: 3+
    Series:
    Level: Medium | Duration: 2:30 

    Instrumentation
    High Sound
    Medium Sound
    Low Sound

    Found or junk objects/instruments are recommended, but traditional percussion instruments may be used as well. Parts may be double, tripled, or more, so long as you maintain balance across the ensemble.

    Program Notes
    This aggressive, groove-based work was composed with flexibility in mind for percussion ensembles returning to rehearsals in late-2020 in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. As individuals and families adapted to remote work and online school in the spring and summer, carving out new spaces at home and clearing out unneeded large household items became a priority. For many, the one day or week allotted for “Bulk Trash” pickup was eagerly anticipated. Of course, for percussionists, many items deemed as trash are just instruments waiting to be properly utilized. Written for three relative pitch categories—high, middle, and low—this trio can be played using any household items and with any number of people by doubling or tripling (or more) each part. For added flexibility, a click track for this trio is available, facilitating easier practice at home or the potential for virtual ensemble compilations. So, dig around your garage, back closet, or attic and find a few items you can strike with a stick and make some music using Bulk Trash.

    PERFORMANCE NOTES
    • Bulk Trash can be played as a trio or any larger ensemble size, but efforts should be made to keep each part equally represented.
    • The expectation is that the found sound objects will be struck with a stick or hard mallet, but traditional implements are not required. Using other household items as beaters is also acceptable.
    • Although the piece calls for “found objects,” you are welcome to use traditional percussion instruments as well.
    • Each part is written exclusively with rhythms that can be executed with a single stick or beater, allowing smaller “instruments” to be held in the non-dominant hand.

    CLICK TRACK
    If you would like to create a virtual performance of the piece, download the click track using the URL below. The track has ample silence at the start of the track followed by 4 quick metronome clicks and a stick click. Players are encouraged to click their sticks/mallets in unison with the recorded stick click to help align the audio/video when editing. You will then hear 4 subdivided dotted quarters leading in to the start of the piece.

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