The premiere of FiddleSticks! (November 22nd) is fast approaching. The piece is inspired by, and written in part with, students from Prairiewood High School throughout my time as composer in residence at PHS. Written for strings, percussion, and MC/rapper, FiddleSticks! will be performed by Sydney Youth Orchestras Sinfonietta ensemble and Prairiewood High School percussionists.
A feature of the work is the found objects and 'junk' percussion. Everyday items are re-purposed into musical instruments: buckets, sandpaper blocks, sports whistles, squeaky-toys, homemade rice-shakers, and a megaphone!
Details of the performance can be found here.