Elegy for John Cage

  (2009)

Synopsis

Commissioned by percussionist Matt Centanni.

This is the fifth piece in my Elegies series, pieces written to honor composers who have most heavily influenced my work.

Instrumentation: Nipple Gong, 2 Bongos, 6 Tom-tom, Large Metal Washtub, Medium Bass Drum w/ Kick Pedal, and Large Bass Drum

This work is in three movements: the first is a polyrhythmic exercise for the percussionist; the second, the Elegy, soft and contemplative; the third is a recapitulation of the first movement.

See: Music for Two HandsString Quartet No. 6String Quartet No. 11But Flexible, and Sound Clouds.