Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

Accumulation, for solo snare drum (2019) – 5'

Accumulation begins simply — a slide and a tap with one hand on the drum. This sets in motion the gradual introduction of means, from that same hand producing a larger variety of timbres, to two hands, to one stick and one stickless hand, to two sticks, and finally to the snares being flipped on. Each of these introduces new sounds, through which the motives begin to run. There are about three motives. One is that opening figure. The second is in 2/4, except every other measure. The third is in 7/8, but unofficially kind of turns into 14/16.