Smoke and MirrorsSmoke and Mirrors
Click to enlarge

More images

Click to enlarge

Purchase

Smoke and Mirrors

for percussion quartet
Level: Advanced
Duration: 9:00
Personnel: 4 players
State Lists: Texas
Release Date: 2015
Product ID : TSPCE15-012
Price: $48.00
Item #: TSPCE15-012

Formats Available:


Description

"Smoke and Mirrors" is a metaphor that suggests we are constantly deceived by distractions and tricks and thus prevented from seeing a larger truth. In Thom Hasenpflug's Smoke and Mirrors, the symbolism of the expression is reflected in the mirror image instrumentation, alternating densities, and rhythmic displacements (which either add to obfuscation or provide clarity).

The style of this advanced quartet is intended to reminisce Hasenpflug's early 90’s piece Bicksa, though this piece is twice as long and has keyboard instrumentation to provide textural contrast. Smoke and Mirrors was composed in 2014 for Nebojsa Zivkovic and Ensemble Schlagwerk Wien and will provide a satisfying challenge for collegiate and pro-level artists.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.



Instrumentation

  • Crotales (2 octaves)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone
  • Drums (snare drum, floor tom, 6 concert toms, bass drum, bongos, 
  • Cymbals & gongs (ride cymbal, crash cymbal, splash cymbal, hi-hat, china cymbal, medium tam tam)
  • Accessories (sandpaper blocks, coffee can, 4 iron skillets, 2 brake drums 2 brake drums, 3 almglocken, triangle, 3 cowbells, 2 woodblocks, maracas)

Shared Recordings

Description

"Smoke and Mirrors" is a metaphor that suggests we are constantly deceived by distractions and tricks and thus prevented from seeing a larger truth. In Thom Hasenpflug's Smoke and Mirrors, the symbolism of the expression is reflected in the mirror image instrumentation, alternating densities, and rhythmic displacements (which either add to obfuscation or provide clarity).

The style of this advanced quartet is intended to reminisce Hasenpflug's early 90’s piece Bicksa, though this piece is twice as long and has keyboard instrumentation to provide textural contrast. Smoke and Mirrors was composed in 2014 for Nebojsa Zivkovic and Ensemble Schlagwerk Wien and will provide a satisfying challenge for collegiate and pro-level artists.

This piece comes as a professionally printed and bound score and includes individual parts in PDF format for printing or for tablet viewing.



Instrumentation

  • Crotales (2 octaves)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone
  • Drums (snare drum, floor tom, 6 concert toms, bass drum, bongos, 
  • Cymbals & gongs (ride cymbal, crash cymbal, splash cymbal, hi-hat, china cymbal, medium tam tam)
  • Accessories (sandpaper blocks, coffee can, 4 iron skillets, 2 brake drums 2 brake drums, 3 almglocken, triangle, 3 cowbells, 2 woodblocks, maracas)

Shared Recordings



You may also like...

In this pointillistic and accessible mallet quartet, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Great for training ensemble communication skills.
Duration: 4:45 | Level: Medium | Personnel: 4 players
$35.00
This advanced ensemble piece is a tribute to the evolution of hip-hop music, from the Golden Era of the 80’s and 90’s to modern trap music.
Duration: 5:50 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 6 players
$45.00
A creatively-titled piece for a large ensemble of 15-17 players that has a festive, soulful Afro-Cuban flavor and is thickly scored with a full complement of Latin rhythm section instruments.
Duration: 4:50 | Level: Advanced | Personnel: 15-17 players
$50.00
Odd Duck is a charming piece designed to introduce young players to the concept of odd meters, in this case 5/8, and how they can be broken down into groupings of 2 and 3.
Duration: 2:00 | Level: Easy | Personnel: 4 players
$30.00
#TAPSPACE