Words/Echoes (2005)

Instrumentation
Percussion (2 congas, bongos, tambourine) and Pre-Recorded CD

Duration
5

Commission
Commissioned by Michael Lipsey

Notes

Words/Echoes, commissioned by Michael Lipsey, is an offshoot of an opera I was working on at the time entitled RedDust. It was one of the opera’s main characters, Gertrude Stein, in particular her piece “As A Wife Has A Cow A Love Story,” that inspired the rhythms and sound patterns of this hand drum piece. Hand Drumming and narrative, or story telling, are strongly linked in many world cultures. This tendency, especially as it relates to the rhythms and patterning of word successions, is obtusely reflected in this Woolf/Stein Retro/Techno Rock out!

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Recordings
Capstone Records CPS 8773, Michael Lipsey, percussion

Availability
Calabrese Brothers Music

World Premiere
February 27, 2006, Michael Lipsey, Hartt School of Music

Notable Performances

March 2, 2006, Michael Lipsey, Festival of the Arts in Sacramento

Audio

Words/Echoes performed by Michael Lipsey, percussion