Trio213 - Neil Paterson for Three Percussionists Digital Copy/Score/Parts
This Trio was written as part of a composition exercise during Neil’s sophomore year in college. The goal of the exercise was to generate many ideas and sketches using only the Percussion Room number, “213.” Select instruments that were only available in this room were chosen and the ideas came exclusively from the number itself. Neil also wanted much of it to be more groove-based and as a result, the piece builds on many layers throughout the different meters while maintaining a steady pulse (often developed from the number 213). This was Neil’s second composition and was performed numerous times throughout the semester. The piece is meant to be quick, energetic, and high-impact. Using only drums (no cymbals or other metallic percussion instruments), the players must exaggerate the dynamics and articulations to properly deliver the performance.