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NO.70

KALEIDOSCOPE
EYES

PROJECT #70: KALEIDOSCOPE EYES

YEAR: 2022

GRADE: 5

LENGTH: 5:00

NOTES:

For some time now I have had this fascination for kaleidoscopes. 

 

I love the idea of different patterns and ideas being molded with extraordinary colors to create unique moments in time. I always wanted to explore that with music.

However I learned about a new term called Kaleidoscope Eyes. 

Kaleidoscope Eyes is a visual effect- creating mirages, splashes of colors, and moments of confusion. When hearing that word I knew what I wanted to do: manipulate rhythm and color changes within the wind band. 

The piece begins with a marimba ostinato that is the anchor of the entire piece as we travel through moments of rhythmic displacement as we add and remove different voices of the ensemble. Through this crazy trip of sound, there are moments of epic and colorful events that fill the ensemble until the final moments where it's a splash page of sound and rhythm. 
 

PREMIERE: May 19, 2023

Devon Pickett & Hoke County High School Wind Ensemble

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