"Generally Spoken It is Nothing But Rhythm"
for Multipercussion Solo op.21
3 Cymbals, 17,15,13 inch. 13 inch is lying on the top
of the 15 Inch Cymbal
2 China Gongs (also known as opera gongs, gliss gongs)
tuned to d# and f#. (dis und fis) NB: Opera gongs are
officially not "tuned percussion" but one can
look for requested pitch.
2 Almglocken TUNED in d# and g (dis, g)
3 Tom-toms (12,14,15 inch)
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OF THE SET-UP
Generally spoken it is nothing but rhythm
for percussion solo op.21 (1990/91)
that is, when it is to be attempted universal and comprehensive.
There is courtesy but also censure. Its
nothing but..." that is, lying in the still-wet
grass of an Indian summer morning, looking up into the heavens
and being aware of the faintly blue distance and the earths
shade of green. But rhythm"
that is, when deep inside the dormant, archaic impulse of
the soul frees itself and flows, unrestricted, to the surface
like an effervescing fountain. It is at this fountain that
the thirst for the pulsation of harmony can be quenched.