Non Sequitur Music

Chopel Perilous


Composer: Bruce Hamilton
Instrumentation: solo for two snare drums and tape
Year Composed: 1989
Duration: 4 minutes
Cost: Purchase: $35.00

Representative Performances:

  • Midwest Composersí Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL (November 1990)
  • South Florida New Music Alliance (April 1990)
  • New Horizons Festival, University Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX (March 1990)
  • Electronic Plus Festival, Oberlin, OH (September 1989)
  • Other university performances in the United States and Germany.


Program Notes:

Chopel Perilous was written for percussionist Andrew Ditzler who premiered the work at Indiana University in April 1989. It can best be described as "an anxiety-ridden rock n' roll horror-show piece." The tape part was realized on a Tascam 388 (8-track) tape deck using various synthesizers, guitars, acoustic percussion and effects.


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