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Vibes and Garnishes

for solo multipercussion and audio
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 05:20
Release Date: 2021
Product ID : TSPCS21-013
Price: $24.00
Item #: TSPCS21-013

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Description

Vibes & Garnishes is a collaboration between Lorenzo Guidolin and digital audio artist, Luca Favaro. The title is a reference to the multi-percussion setup used throughout: cymbals and metal sounds act as “garnishes” to the “main dish” of the piece, the vibraphone. These colors are expanded upon by the audio accompaniment, resulting in a unique, engaging sonic palette.

The piece is structured in two sections. The first is based on the energetic rhythms shared between the instruments of the setup; the second is a laid-back trance, exploring the extended sounds of bowed vibraphone and playing cymbals with a chopstick. This work is a refreshing addition to the solo repertoire, and is a great recital piece for intermediate-advanced players!

Vibes & Garnishes ships as a printed, professionally bound folio and includes the audio accompaniment track for download.

Instrumentation

  • Vibraphone
  • China/opera gong (E-flat)*
  • Small crash cymbal
  • Hi-hat
  • Bass bow
  • PA system & DAW (for audio playback/monitoring)
*may substitute any object with a short, sharp sound (glass bottle, can, pan, or other “junk” instrument)

Reviews

“Vibes & Garnishes” is a collaboratively composed solo work for multiple percussion and audio accompaniment. The title playfully refers to its instrumentation, which uses a vibraphone as the piece’s “main dish” and a small selection of metal instruments that serve as the “garnishes.” At just over five minutes in length, it is well suited for undergraduate degree recitals and students who are comfortable with multiple percussion setups but have little experience performing works with electronics.

I was impressed with the information provided in the performance notes. Setup suggestions, implement needs, pedaling, and other musical notations are clearly explained. While the instrumentation includes an opera gong tuned to E-flat, the composers state that any object with a short sound may be substituted. There are universal, step-by-step instructions for setting up the electronic accompaniment, including software and hardware needs, input/output assignments, and recommended equipment. I found this information particularly helpful, especially for performers who may not be familiar with click tracks.

The score uses a modified grand staff, with the percussion instruments on the top and the vibraphone on the bottom. This makes reading the music much easier, as players know exactly what to expect from line to line. Additionally, pedal markings, suggested stickings, and implement changes are provided when necessary. Even though the vibraphone is favored throughout the work, there is plenty of gestural interplay between the keyboard and accessories.

I really enjoyed the overall structure of “Vibes & Garnishes.” It is a fun, exciting, and worthwhile piece that finishes with a beautiful ad lib section and gives players the opportunity to explore using electronics in performance settings.

—Danielle Moreau
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 2, April 2022

Description

Vibes & Garnishes is a collaboration between Lorenzo Guidolin and digital audio artist, Luca Favaro. The title is a reference to the multi-percussion setup used throughout: cymbals and metal sounds act as “garnishes” to the “main dish” of the piece, the vibraphone. These colors are expanded upon by the audio accompaniment, resulting in a unique, engaging sonic palette.

The piece is structured in two sections. The first is based on the energetic rhythms shared between the instruments of the setup; the second is a laid-back trance, exploring the extended sounds of bowed vibraphone and playing cymbals with a chopstick. This work is a refreshing addition to the solo repertoire, and is a great recital piece for intermediate-advanced players!

Vibes & Garnishes ships as a printed, professionally bound folio and includes the audio accompaniment track for download.

Instrumentation

  • Vibraphone
  • China/opera gong (E-flat)*
  • Small crash cymbal
  • Hi-hat
  • Bass bow
  • PA system & DAW (for audio playback/monitoring)
*may substitute any object with a short, sharp sound (glass bottle, can, pan, or other “junk” instrument)

Reviews

“Vibes & Garnishes” is a collaboratively composed solo work for multiple percussion and audio accompaniment. The title playfully refers to its instrumentation, which uses a vibraphone as the piece’s “main dish” and a small selection of metal instruments that serve as the “garnishes.” At just over five minutes in length, it is well suited for undergraduate degree recitals and students who are comfortable with multiple percussion setups but have little experience performing works with electronics.

I was impressed with the information provided in the performance notes. Setup suggestions, implement needs, pedaling, and other musical notations are clearly explained. While the instrumentation includes an opera gong tuned to E-flat, the composers state that any object with a short sound may be substituted. There are universal, step-by-step instructions for setting up the electronic accompaniment, including software and hardware needs, input/output assignments, and recommended equipment. I found this information particularly helpful, especially for performers who may not be familiar with click tracks.

The score uses a modified grand staff, with the percussion instruments on the top and the vibraphone on the bottom. This makes reading the music much easier, as players know exactly what to expect from line to line. Additionally, pedal markings, suggested stickings, and implement changes are provided when necessary. Even though the vibraphone is favored throughout the work, there is plenty of gestural interplay between the keyboard and accessories.

I really enjoyed the overall structure of “Vibes & Garnishes.” It is a fun, exciting, and worthwhile piece that finishes with a beautiful ad lib section and gives players the opportunity to explore using electronics in performance settings.

—Danielle Moreau
Percussive Notes
Vol. 60, No. 2, April 2022


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