A good friend and fellow percussionist, Wesley Fowler, premiered my piece “Glass Tiger” in Knoxville, TN on September 14th. (You can watch the whole recital here – “Glass Tiger” begins at 38:30). I met Wes at the Sō Percussion Summer Institute in 2017. During the festival, he asked me to write a piece for him with instrumentation that would “fit in a backpack.” I decided to leave the instrumentation relatively free so that Wes (and future performers) could decide what sounds and instruments they wanted to travel and perform with. You can read more about “Glass Tiger” here.
Thank you Wes for a fantastic premiere and recital!