Wispercussionis a five-part suite for chamber orchestra that features percussionist Warren Smith. Each movement is a solo feature for Warren on one of the many percussion instruments that he has mastered.
Movement one:Vibraphone in a twelve tonal setting with sections of motif and textural repetitions.
Movement two:Marimba in an open fourths and fifths setting structured on African polyrhythm.
Movement three:Tympani in a solo portrait that explores the melodic potential of this instrument. This movement is centered on the blues.
Movement four:Gongs in a modal chorale setting with four improvisational events.
Movement five:Drum set in a portrait that will feature individual and collective use of the snare drum, cymbals, tom toms and bass drum. This final movement uses Brazilian rhythms as a foundation.