"Destruction and Ascension" is a through-composed piece in two distinct halves, meant to represent things that are destroyed then ascended back into creation. "Destruction" is violent and incessant music consisting of loud driving rhythms across the ensemble, with the performers playing in different time signatures on top of each other. "Ascension" consists of one tonal chord progression that starts as a marimba chorale, repeating while gradually blossoming into a glorious finale.
Performed by the University of Texas-Austin Percussion Ensemble
Tom Burritt, Director
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