siri² (2000)

siri in it's original form is a piece for solo percussion with electronics and was written in 1997 for Peadar Townsend. This expanded version, (in terms of length, material and instrumentation) siri ², for four percussionists was commissioned by Adrian Spillett on behalf of 4-MALITY.

first performance, 4-MALITY (Jan Bradley, Geir Rafnsson, Adrian Spillett, Stephen Whibley), 17 May 2000, Newbury Festival, UK.

4-Mality rehearsing Siri 2

set-up diagram

set-up diagram

instruments:
player 1:
bongos, 2 congas, crotales (one octave), 16" crash cymbal
sticks / mallets: drum sticks, soft mallets, hard mallets, bow
players 1-2:
large bass drum, large tam-tam/chinese gong (with large beater hung in front
player 2:
4 tom toms (one very large)
sticks / mallets: drum sticks, soft mallets, bow
players 2-3:
4 metal pipes (various lengths, high to low), 2 crash cymbals 16", 18"
player 3:
bongos, 2 tom toms
sticks / mallets: drum sticks, soft mallets, bow
players 3-4:
large bass drum, large tam-tam/gong (with large beater hung in front)
player 4:
bongos, 2 congas, crotales (one octave), 18" crash cymbal
sticks / mallets: drum sticks, soft mallets, hard mallets, bow