Mirrored Exorcism

EasSide Percussion (ESP)
Avant 073
This is a piece that I created in collaboration with Christine Bard and Jim Pugliese (the other 2/3’s of ESP), based on an exorcism rhythm from West Africa. This rhythm is very deceptive. It has power.
It unfolds very slowly until some hocketing occurs along with the unisons. Then I metrically modulate and Christine and Jim eventually join my tempo. I play the first solo followed by my clicking of the sticks-quality of accompaniment rhythm, after which Christine plays her beautiful solo finishing to the end.