Jabberwocky - 2012, (rev.'16)
for speaking timpanist, ca. 7'00"
Written in 2012 as a study on characterization and text setting Jabberwocky explores a wide range of emotional and musical possibilities while creating a volatile and cartoonish atmosphere. The work draws its text from a variety of sources from literary classics to Saturday morning cartoons and stand-up comedy.
This range of influences allows the performer to embody a number of personalities, creating a fractured musical landscape, which must be navigated with the apparent ease of a conversation.
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full recording - John McGovern, timpanist