Decisions for three percussion players - versch. Teile: Funky, Groovy, Minimalistic, Calm, Meditative.; Marimba (4 1/3), marimba (3 oct), marimba (5 oct), small, medium, large crasher, small, medium, large woodblock, small, medium, large cowbell, crash cymbal (12"-13"), crash cymbal (13"-14"), crash cymbal (17"-18"), 4 high pitch tom-toms, 4 medium pitch tom-toms, 3 bassdrums with pedal (pref. double pedal), Zildjian Re-Mix cymbal 14", Large China-sizzle cymbal 18"-22", piccolo snare drum, low pitch military/marching drum. advanced
It was commissioned by Kieko Kotoku for a tour in Japan. It was premiered in Tokyo in June of 2004. "I wanted the marimba and the percussion instruments to blend so it feels ike one instrument. The result of that idea is a set-up with one mallet instrument, kick drum, woodblock, cowbell and a crasher. This set-up is what I use in the beginning and at the end of the piece, the middle section starts with an ostinato snare drum backing up the two other players who has a conversation and that ends up in a minimalistic mallet selection. In this part, two of the players have a short cadenza each that leads into a calm and meditative groove. This meditative part features the third player with some nice colors on the marimba. A wake-up call with a Drum'n Base oriented drumset transfer into the end of the piece, a recapitulation of the beginning."