Near to Dust

for Solo Percussion

(2011) (c.10-12′)


Commissioned by Masako Kunimoto for the final movement of a set of pieces by Kevin Warren, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Masaki Hasebe and myself using a single percussion setup:
5 Temple Blocks or graduated sizes of wood, 2 Wood Blocks, Castanets, 2 Chinese Opera Gongs, 2 Japanese Prayer Bowls, 3 Metal Pipes, Finger Chimes, 2 Bongos, 3 Congas, Kick Drum

  1. For Masako (Kevin Warren) (2 Bongos, 3 Congas, Kick Drum)
  2. For Masako (2 Chinese Opera Gongs, 2 Japanese Prayer Bowls, 3 Metal Pipes, Finger Chimes)
  3. (Masaki Hasebe) (5 Temple Blocks or graduated sizes of wood, 2 Wood Blocks, Castanets)
  4. Near to Dust (Jason Huffman) (all of the above + Kick Drum)