for percussion trio
Written for Sō Percussion Summer Institute 2022. Book Piece was inspired by my time working in the music library at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. As I was re-shelving materials, I'd find myself drumming on the books with my fingers (as many percussionists are wont to do on any surface in front of them) and found that the sounds the books produced were interesting and varied. The resulting piece is an exploration of rhythm and timbre that can be performed by almost anyone, anywhere.
Recording by Alex Braud, Liza Gaidaienko, and myself.