Stalker

Composition

for percussion solo (1990)
13 minutes | no.5

The solo performer in Stalker is surrounded by 43 different percussion instruments, using various mallets and pedals to operate the musical installation. Stalker concentrates on sound rather then on rhythm. New percussion sounds were created by means of vertical configurations (“chords”). By treating these sound configurations as reoccurring fixed entities they become recognizable items in a stream of elements.

Stalker consists of ten movements of various short lengths. Movements 1 to 5 are played ‘attacca’ (without interruption), and so are movements 6 & 7, and 8 to 10.



Scoring

percussion (1 player)

Commissioned by

Suite Music Week

Written for & Dedicated to

Arnold Marinissen

Première

19 June 1990
Concertgebouw, Recital Hall, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Arnold Marinissen (percussion)



Instruments

complete list of percussion instruments

4 wood blocks
log drum
guiro
whip with pedal
2 cow bells
2 Thai gongs
2 cans
2 anvils
brake drum
metal castanet
hi-hat
tambourine
2 bongos
snare drum
2 Chinese tomtoms
pedal bass drum
3 Japanese temple gongs
3 suspended Thai gongs
4 suspended aluminium tubes
large Chinese cymbal
large Thai gong
tamtam
2 bottles
afuche with pedal
2 door bells with remote control

Composition


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Performance

Arnold Marinissen - percussion

Recording

28 March 1991, Schönbergzaal, Royal Conservatory, Den Haag (Netherlands)
by Kees Zuurbier


Stalker

parts 1-5

Stalker

part 6-7

Stalker

part 8-10



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CD Recording