Within (2014)

Within (2014), a piece from my series called Lines, is a percussion quartet for tuned metals. My original intention was to have it performed with tuned steel or aluminum pipes, but it could also be performed with an assortment of tuned metals (crotales, glockenspiel, vibraphone, chimes, celeste, bell plates, gongs, etc…).

This is the second quartet for tuned metals in the series.Within was composed for the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble and is dedicated to their director, Bill Ryan. The GVSUNME toured with the piece in April and May of 2014 visiting five National Parks: Arches, Capital Reef, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Great Sand Dunes.  The group also performed Within at the 2014 New Music Detroit Strange Beautiful Music VII concert at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.