A Ghostly Theatre of Reflections – Percussion Ensemble Commissioning Consortium

Paul Elwood will compose a percussion quartet. The composition, in three movements, is titled “A Ghostly Theater of Reflections,” and totals approximately 12 minutes in length. The overall timbres of the piece center on resonant sustaining sounds such as vibraphone, bowed Japanese rin bells, Javanese button gongs, Chinese gongs, etc.

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 echoing phenomena evoking broad spaciousness. Three movement titles are:

1. Millenium Echoes
2. Converging line and thought
3. Merged points in curved space

The consortium lead member is the University of Northern Colorado Percussion Ensemble, Mike Truesdell, director. The cost for each consortium member is $200 with a shipping date of score and parts no later than August 31, 2018.

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.