Wolf at Harp

2019-09-03T22:31:44Z (GMT) by Cat Hope
Premiered Mona Foma, Hobart, Tasmania, January 15, 2010. Alf Properjohn (Drumkit -- jazz), Henry Nichol (drumkit - indie), Sam Dalsen (drumkit - death metal), Tracey Patten (percussion).
Selected Shorts, WAAPA, March 2010 with Charles Chase (drumkit - metal), CallumMoncreiff (percussion), Pete Guazzelli (drum kit - indie) and Garo Tanzi (drumkit - jazz).
The Make It Up Club, July 17, 2012 with Nat Grant (percussion), Gareth Thomspon (drumkit - metal), Ian Wadley (drum kit - indie) and Dan Crow (drumkit - jazz).

Wolf at Harp is a work that examines stylistic difference in improvisation using a graphic score to guide performers ideas. Four different styles of drummer (indie rock, jazz/swing, classical percussion and heavy/death metal) read the score whilst freely allowing their own style to permeate the piece. The work was commissioned by the MONA FOMA Festival, where it was premiered.

"a beautiful and textural piece that brings together four drummers - disciples of differing drumming worlds - swing, indie, classical and technical metal. Cat created a notation that allowed for improvisation and breadth" Josh Santospirito, Drive West Today, 2010.

To perform this work, you need the Decibel ScorePlayer. A digital or hard copy of the score is available from Material Press.