Percussion, Violin, and Cello – 7 minutes
A quick succession of light soft tapping sounds: the patter of rain on the rooftops. To move with light, softly audible steps: the patter of little feet around the house. A conversation heard faintly, through the door or the floor: the patter of sisters, friends or neighbors speaking quietly.
Originally a commission from my friend Leanne Zacharias, this piece was written for a tour of West Texas featuring Leanne, violinist Cristina Zacharias and percussionist Ed Reifel. In the winter of 2010 we all joined forces with Christine Fellows and John K. Samson to form the Correction Line Ensemble, presenting a series of concerts in Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba. For these shows I revised Patter, and finally I revised it once more for a show at LPR in April 2010. Check out this video by New Morse Code with special guest Katie Hyun, shot by Four Ten Media.
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Premiered 5.19.09 Zed Trio, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.