Initiation (1992) - Belinda Reynolds
for two percussionists
Premiered March, 1993 - Sprague Hall, New Haven, CT
Initiation is a percussion duo written for Robert Falvo and Danny Tunick. In it I explore the relationships of how pitched percussion instruments interact with unpitched percussion instruments when dealing with the same rhythmic/harmonic material. The work is very sectional, with each part initiating a new process that highlights a different perspective of how the duo interacts with each other in creating a new composite from the different timbres of each player’s instruments.