About this work:
Voices is written to accompany six dancers performing a powerful work about the lives of teenagers. Two hand clappers (four hands) represent one dancer, and each of the six dancers choreographed their individual dance to their own clapping tracks, which start out together in unison but gradually become more intricate. The whole piece slowly and almost imperceptibly speeds up from beginning to end.
Year composed: 1988
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Percussion Ensembles
Instrumentation: 12 Percussion (General)
Instrumentation notes: For 12 pairs of hands. Music available from Music for Percussion, Inc. through most music stores and online through Steve Weiss Music, Percussion Specialist, etc.