This challenging percussion trio with timpani is organized around the number 13 and includes an optional video montage expressing the idea of triskaidekaphobia.
This percussion trio with Timpani is a composition written in response to triskaidekaphobia, an abnormal fear of the number 13. The work depicts the maddening effects that are triggered by both rational and irrational fears. The number 13 is used as the organizing principal for both time and phrasing throughout the piece. “13” is accompanied by a video montage that expresses the history and origin of triskaidekaphobia while symbolizing general fears and chaos that attribute to phobias in everyday life.
The video montage was made by Jose Rangel.
Grade Level: 4
Number of Players: 4
Listen to Recordings
Percussion 1 (High Splash Cymbal, Low Crash Cymbal, High and Low Brake Drum, Tamborim, Snare Drum, Tambourine, Djembe, Hi-Hat)
Percussion 2 (China Cymbal, Bongos, 3 Woodblocks, High and Medium Tom, Concert Bass Drum, Hi-Hat)
Percussion 3 (Bongos, 2 Congas, Low Tom, Kick Bass Drum, Hi-Hat)
Timpani (Suspended Cymbal, 2 Crotales)