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Fear Cage

duet for timpani with audio soundscape

By Kirk J. Gay

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Timpani Duet with Audio Timpani Duet with Audio (Crotales (low G and high D crotales), 4 timpani (32, 29, 26, 23), 5 timpani (32, 29, 26, 23, 20), Accessories (bass bow, brass rice bowl or Tibetan prayer bowl, bamboo wind chimes)) - Medium
Duet for timpani with audio soundscape. Composed by Kirk J. Gay. Percussion Duets. Folio & Parts on CD-ROM. Duration 7'00. Tapspace Publications #TSPCD-07. Published by Tapspace Publications (TA.TSPCD-07).

Item Number: TA.TSPCD-07

Fear Cage is a term used by paranormal researchers to describe a confined space with high electro-magnetic field (or EMF) readings. In such areas one who is sensitive to these high readings can feel uneasiness, paranoia, anxiety, nausea and uncontrollable fear. Written for two players surrounded within a circle (or cage) of 9 timpani, Fear Cage is a dramatic piece which utilizes a variety of effects to set a dark tone. Stationed back-to-back, the performers sometimes cross into each other's territory, ultimately rotating around the circle of drums and trading positions while playing. Unique textures such as bowed crotales and prayer bowl on top of timpani heads provide a perfect compliment to the included audio soundscape which runs throughout the entire piece. Several moments of free improvisation are called for as well. This is one timpani feature that's sure to leave a mark in your next concert. This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing a professionally shot video performance, full-quality audio for the soundscape track, and all individual parts available for printing.

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