Players: (3) 2 percussionists + electric guitar
(written for Neil McNulty + Jean Carlo Urena Gonzalez)
Duration: 4 minutes
Players: (1) 5 Soda Cans
(dedicated to the University of Michigan Percussion Studio)
“SODASONG” was written in April of 2020 after a conversation with Doug Perkins. Since most of the United States was under lockdown (due to COVID-19), many percussionists and students found themselves without access to instruments owned by schools and universities.
“SODASONG” was written as a multi-percussion solo designed for percussionists to play with materials found throughout their homes. While originally composed for 5 soda cans, “SODASONG” can be performed on any five pitched objects (glass bottles, plates, paint cans, tom-toms, etc).
Structurally, “SODASONG” switches between duple-meter and triple-meter sections, each with their own melodic themes.
“SODASONG” is a great piece for students with limited access to instruments and for students interested in or looking to explore multi-percussion music.
Thank you to Neil McNulty, Ancel Neeley, Pete Nichols, Doug Perkins, Hohner Porter, Johnathan Rickard, Chris Sies, Sui Lin Tam + Daniel Vila for being a part of the #SodaSong digital world premiere on April 14th, 2020.
Video by Doug Perkins
Video by Chris Sies