1: Bass Drum
2: Bongos, Shaker, Bass Drum
3: High Conga, Bass Drum, Tam-tam
4: Low Conga, Bass Drum, Triangle
May 3, 2017 by the Richland Percussion Group
My friend, Del Cook, wrote a piece called ‘We need B not A’, which was his response to what he called ‘the industrialization of the percussion repertoire’ and used the same instrumentation as my piece, but with different and more militaristic rhythms. My response is a response to his response (notice a pattern?). ‘But We Have X instead of Y’ aims to show the wealth of ideas we have in percussion repertoire all around the world, and I incorporate inspirations from music all over the world, whether it be African rhythms, the hypnotic sounds of Steve Reich or the primitive sounds from Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’.
— Quinn Mason