Ghost Theatre – Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Consortium

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO PARTICIPATE:
The composition is finished! But you still may participate as an individual commissioner in the Consortium ($100) or as an institutional commissioner ($200). Participating Individuals and Ensembles include:

The University of Northern Colorado Percussion Ensemble (UNCOTS)
Joseph Van Hassel
Stuart Gerber
Lawrence University
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

PLACE YOUR NAME OR PERFORMING ORGANISATION ON THE LIST!

Paul Elwood, eclectic composer of works for Velcro tap-dancer and percussion (“Edgard Varese in the Gobi Desert”) and “A Bowl of Light” for percussion ensemble with nebulous metals and toy piano, will compose a percussion quartet in four movements. The composition, titled “Ghost Theatre,” totals approximately 14 minutes in length.

Elwood’s percussion works have been performed by luminaries Tambuco, Stuart Gerber, Pattie Cudd (on her new Eos CD), the Eastman Percussion Ensemble (under John Beck), Iowa Percussion (under Daniel Moore), the Cleveland Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble, and many others.

Elwood states that he wishes to evoke programmatically the potential of an unseen world around us, the illusions of memory, and reflections of sound as sound phenomena evoking broad spaciousness. The movement titles are:

1. Some Dark Gate of Cloud
2. The Dark Abyss
3. Bridge of Light
4. An Unseen Planet

The consortium lead member is the University of Northern Colorado Percussion Ensemble, Mike Truesdell, director. Score and parts can ship immediately!

Please contact Paul directly with further questions: extremebanjoist (at) gmail.com

The following is an example of Paul’s most recent work for percussion: “Plutonic Winds,” featuring Aly Olson, soprano, and the University of Iowa Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Daniel Moore.