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Ripples 4

for percussion quartet

Written for the Sō Percussion Summer Institute in 2023, Ripples 4 represents the culmination of a year's worth of interest in acoustically recreating the sound of digital delay that started during my first SōSI in 2022. The work is based largely around a dotted eighth note delay. The first player performs relatively straightforward music, while the other players echo them at this set interval of time, creating a ripple across the ensemble. This delay effect is developed in different ways throughout the piece, occasionally broken up by unison groove sections.

Recording by David Graff, Gabriella Reyna, Christopher Short, and Viraj Sonawala.

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