Without Voices [physical copy]

Without Voices [physical copy]


Instrumentation: 5.0 marimba, 4.3 marimba, vibraphone, drumset (or multi-drum set up)

Duration: app. 6 minutes

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About Without Voices:
This percussion quartet is based on Finkelmeier's large scale work with MASARY Studios commissioned by the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) entitled "Know No." The original score, for eight percussionists and four vocalists, was premiered at the BCA's historic Cyclorama in March 2017. The work dissects the emotion one feels when hearing or stating "no," as an individual, minority, or society at large. The works were inspired by the gravity of the current political climate, as well as the massive, round, space of the Cyclorama, complete with a domed roof. The strange acoustics in the space resonated with the friction in our society, where one's words can be easily misinterpreted, ignored, or even silenced. Without Voices introduces off-kilter keyboard and drumset grooves, representing the challenging, dense, and polarizing issues that are society is facing.

More about Know No. original production at www.masarystudios.com

Cover Art by Elisa Hamilton