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STAR BOX (2020)

For percussion quartet

First performance TBD
Commissioned by Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra for a world premiere by Sandbox Percussion
In Memoriam Jacob Druckman
Duration: 6 minutes 30 seconds

STAR BOX could be played by 8 players
(2 players dividing the 4 parts - one player on the mallet instrument(s) and the team-mate player on the other instruments for each of the 4 parts.) Doing it with 8 players ensures that each part is not too technically difficult, etc. If you had an extra player that you did not want to leave out of the project, then that player could, for example, play the Chimes part, etc.

This composition can be paired with CON MOTO. The instrumentations and layout of the two scores are very similar but not identical.

Following a long and rich tradition of composers who wrote for percussion (Edgard Varèse, Harry Partch and John Cage, Lou Harrison) over the past 30 years, Augusta has composed extensively for percussion designing works including concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra, percussion playing bells from all around the world, quartets, solos, and two octets for percussion and string quartet. Additionally, many of her 65 orchestral works feature percussion.

To be performed with dancers when feasible.


Informal reference recording of a short example that is illustrative of the sound-world and kinetic energy of the whole composition


To obtain examination or performance material for this
Augusta Read Thomas work, please contact Nimbus Music Publishing.