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Broadloom

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Kala Pierson

Kala Pierson


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General Info

Year: 2015
Duration: Variable; at least several minutes
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

At least six pitched instruments


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Broadloom is an organic/free texture-building piece. Once performers choose a role to perform and read the simple instructions, they can focus on listening to one another rather than looking at a printed page. (The six types of phrases are partly or fully notated but entirely free in their start points and duration, and therefore free in terms of performers' interactions with one another.) For pro musicians, it's a rich, flexible meditation; for developing musicians, it's an excellent piece for building listening skills, rhythmic/pulse solidity, and ensemble cohesion.

Broadloom was premiered on 12 March 2016 (University of Nebraska-Kearney New Music Festival; Anthony Donofrio, director), then premiered on the West Coast on 27 April 2017 (Mills College Contemporary Performance Ensemble; Steed Cowart, director).

- Program Note by publisher


The composer speaks of a broadloom being a whole smooth fabric, but also with individual strands.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (unconducted) – 21 February 2020 (CBDNA 2020 Eastern Division Conference, Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Clinic Honor Band II (Daniel Kirk, conductor) – 2 February 2020
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (unconducted) – 28 October 2017 *Premiere Performance of Wind Ensemble Version*


Works for Winds by this Composer


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