chakalaka

 

for multi-percussion & playback (8')

 

instrumentation:

 

kick bass drum, toms (2), snare drum, bongos, splash cymbal

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notes:

 

Chakalaka is an energetic solo for multi-percussion and electronic accompaniment. Heavily influenced by the music of electronic artists such as Andrew Bayer and Mat Zo, Chakalaka combines elements from a variety of sub-genres - ranging from glitch-hop to drum 'n' bass and progressive trance - through the conglomeration of shimmering synths, driving basslines, and funky rhythms, all outlined by the acoustic sounds from the soloist. The title refers to the motif presented throughout the piece, which is established within the work's opening measures.

 

Chakalaka was commissioned and premiered by Kevin Kenney on February 21, 2013.

 

Available through C. Alan Publications.

© 2019 by francisco perez. photos by katie martinez & erik lindquist