Title: Catch
Year Completed: 2016
Duration: 10 mins
Instrumentation: flute and percussion
Credits: Commissioned by The Midnight Sun Two: Kathryn Hendrickson (flute) and Christopher Eagles (percussion)
Premiere: Tue. April 25, 2017, Grusin Music Hall, Boulder, CO



Purchase/Rent: This work is exclusive to Kathryn Hendrickson & Christopher Eagles until further notice



The idea of catch is embedded several ways. For much of the work the performers must ‘catch’ unison rhythms precisely. In addition to this, grace notes are ‘caught’ by the performers as quickly as possible. Sometimes the ‘catch’ occurs in succession, one performer follows the other, and sometimes the ‘catch’ happens in unison, or on its own. The percussionist performs on a small drum kit plus vibraphone. The flutist performs a range of extended techniques, including harsh attacks, singing, and jet whistles, amongst others.

Instrumentation:

C Flute (Amplification is optional, but recommended)
Percussion — Drum Kit and Vibraphone

Kit:

Hi-hat
Kick bass
5 Woodblocks
Floor tom
Snare
Rack tom
Break drum
4 Cymbals
derek charke catch

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