ELLIOT COLE: Postludes
ELLIOT COLE: Postludes
for bowed vibraphone / four players – 24m
Postludes is a book of eight pieces for a familiar instrument played in a new way. Four players, with eight double-bass bows, play interlocking lines on a single vibraphone. The interplay of bows and hands tapping, muting and touching harmonics, weaves an intimate and intricate counterpoint that is as beautiful to watch as it is to hear: fragile, tender and haunting.
“Elliot Cole’s ‘Postludes’ for bowed vibraphone are a fantastic new addition to quartet repertoire for percussion – someday soon everyone is going to be playing these pieces. Working with Elliot, we discovered a huge new range of sonic possibilities and a gorgeous choreography unique to the bowed vibraphone. The ‘Postludes’ have had an immediate impact on audiences, and they are sure to become a part of the repertoire.”
— So Percussion
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Postludes 1-5 were premiered at Princeton University by So Percussion on May 1, 2012. 6-8 were premiered at the So Percussion Summer Institute by Drew Warden, Ellery Trafford, Tai-Jung Tsai, and Chris Sies.
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