I wanted to post this piece before the Summer Listening Room Festival turns into the Fall Festival! The inspiration for this was the almost nightly pop-up thunderstorms in the Southeastern U.S. in those humid, summer evenings. They were usually really short and could occasionally happen a multiple times in one night. Quite different from the massive frontal storms that can be seen coming for miles in the Midwest
This is for a 14-person percussion ensemble. It features a few time-signatures, the most used of which are 6/8, 11/8 and 5/4. This was the last percussion ensemble I had written from start to finish prior to Layers (there was a 3 year gap in between each). All instruments are GPO, save the Vibraphone, which is just a soft synth sound.
Thanks for listening, I hope you continue to enjoy the Festival!