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For Hi-Hats

2017
for percussion quartet of 4 hi-hats

Commissioned by Composers Guild of New Jersey
Written for the So Percussion Summer Institute

"For Hi-Hats" is a great piece for 4 percussionists to work on interlocking rhythms on 'like' instruments. Your students will find this piece accessible yet challenging, and the portability makes it a hit in most any performance space. I highly recommend it!

-Josh Quillen, So Percussion

For Triangles

2016
for percussion quartet of 4 triangles
formerly titled 'Triangles in the Shape of a Square'

Written for the So Percussion Summer Institute

"The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet made its San Diego County debut, impressing with tight ensemble and musicality. Its concert winner was 'Triangles in the Shape of a Square' by festival founder and director Matt McBane.

McBane calls for four slightly differently-sized triangles, one to a player. Over the course of 20 minutes, different ways of playing a triangle slowly unfold under strict minimalist rhythmic procedures. As Steve Reich produced audible melodies from drums, so too did McBane from triangles. His exploration was so clever and delightful that I could have easily listened to 10 minutes more."

-Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union Tribune


Proximity

2016
for mixed percussion quartet with synth

part of an ongoing collection of pieces written for Los Angeles Percussion Quartet and Mobius Percussion

Further Down

2016
for mixed percussion quartet with synth

part of an ongoing collection of pieces written for Los Angeles Percussion Quartet and Mobius Percussion


 

MTA 204

2000
for unpitched percussion trio

Binary

2010
for 2 percussionists:
2 drum sets, marimba and vibraphone

 commissioned by Meehan/Perkins Duo