Indoor Percussion

Minus 1

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Description

Level: PSO - PSW
Minus 1 is a show with a multitude of musical, emotional and aesthetic effects all built into one seamless package. There are several explorations on the "Minus 1" idea including: Moments where beat "1" is masked or hidden; descending chromatic harmonic motion and melodies that are constructed via descending by 1 semitone. Debussy's iconic Clair de Lune is woven through the entire sound track - but in many instances, the melody is altered by 1 semi tone as well as phrases where 1 part of the melodic structure is removed. The overall emotional exploration of the theme is one of lost love - where love is an expression of 2 people. The irony revealed at the end of the show is that 2 minus 1...is nothing.

Instrumentation

Music by Kevin Shah and Tony Nunez

Bells / Crotales
Xylophone
Vibraphone (4)
Marimba (3)
Synthesizer (3)
Timpani
Auxiliary Percussion (2)

Snare Drums
Tenor Drums
Bass Drums (4 or 5)
Cymbals (Optional)