Check out my new percussion ensemble piece for 10 percussionists. It is based on the theme of "Pavane" by Gabriel Fauré. You can hear his piece here. Very beautiful!
I kind of took his beautiful music and warped, bent, tore, shred, twisted, corrupted, and Frankensteined it into something totally different. Nixa Junior High percussion ensemble will be performing it this year.
Pavane is a type of dance. I envisioned terrifying spirits dancing in the air at midnight. Think of being haunted and chased by these angry specters! These were once happy people, dancing with their loved ones to beautiful music, but have now been twisted and angered by the afterlife. The theme to "Pavane" itself has been twisted and now feels angry and terrifying. Aiiiee!