SIRI (1997)

for solo percussion and tape

Siri is a piece concerned with an imaginary ritual, an invocation to a goddess. The work is in a single movement within which there are three defined sections, Prayer, Ritual and Summation.

Siri was written for percussionist Peadar Townsend who gave the first performance on 30 May 1997 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. Adrian Spillett played Siri in the semi-finals of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 1998 which were televised on BBC2.

performance material for SIRI can be obtained on a custom-order basis directly from on the printed music page, and from Southern Percussion, UK.

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set-up diagram

set-up diagram
equipment list
2 large gongs
2 large tam-tams
anvil (or metal pipe)
2 boo-bams (or bongos)
2 tom-toms (or congas)
2 large bass drums
kick drum
cd player
p.a system with monitors