Duration: 5.5 minutes
Players: (1) crash/china cymbal, crash/ride cymbal, hi-hat, 3 drums, 2 congas, snare, kick, shaker + electronic playback
(commissioned by Daniel Vila)
“SOLARA” is a drum kit + electronics solo commissioned by Daniel Vila.
“SOLARA” is great for students familiar with drum kit that are looking to explore multi-percussion music, students familiar with multi-percussion looking to explore drum kit music, and students looking to explore electro-acoustic music.
The percussion setup for “SOLARA” can be modified and exploration with different sounds and instruments is HIGHLY encouraged.
The key elements of the setup are:
- (5+) drums [tuned to different pitches] (in score as 3 toms + 2 congas + 1 snare)
- (2+) cymbals (in score as china/crash + crash/ride)
- (1) hi-hat
- (1) kick drum
- (1) shaker
“SOLARA” is intended to be performed without a click track.
– electronic playback [.wav] is included with purchase of the score.
“SOLARA” was premiered by Daniel Vila on February 28th, 2021 in Ann Arbor, MI.
*Sheet music will be released in early/mid 2021.