Chamber Ensemble 5 percussion
SKU: PE.EP6721 For Percussion Quintet
. Composed by John Cage. Percussion Ensemble. 20th Century. Score. Composed 1942. 24 pages. Duration 00:07:00. Edition Peters #98-EP6721. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP6721).
The rhythmic structure of this work is 3, 4, 2, 3, 5. The percussion instruments -- tin cans, conch shell, ratchet, bass drum, buzzers, water gong, metal wastebasket, and lion's roar -- are combined with an amplified coil of wire attached to a phonographic tone arm. At its premiere, the work was titled Fourth Construction. However, Cage later renamed it to its present title. This work is unrelated to Cage's earlier and withdrawn Imaginary Landscape No. 2 (1940).