She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not,...

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David Rosenboom

General Info

Year: 1968
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FrogPeak
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Player 1 - 2: a "percussion village" of variable instruments is setup and chosen to fit required catagories: shaken, wood, high skins, low skins, dead metal, and ringing metal: with tape, fiber optics light system, slides, overhead, mimes(2), etc.

Program Notes

dedication/written for: Cross Talk Intermedia Festival; premiere: July 1969, Urbana, Illinois, University of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players, (slightly revised 1986)

A ritualistic theater piece involving four–channels of recorded electronic sound made with analog computer synthesis, spoken text, a ceremonial light distribution system originally realized with fiber optics and light source controllers responding to sound amplitudes, two slide projectors, one overhead projector, two musician–mimes each using two Superball mallets with contact microphones attached and a piano with lid removed, sound from the contact mikes fed back to speaker(s) placed under the piano, several percussionists with an array of instruments specified by type and arranged so as to outline a percussion village, and a Witch Doctor figure who’s part is displayed on the overhead projector.




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Works for Percussion by this Composer

"mississippippississim" - Percussion Ensemble (32 Players) - 32 Pairs of Claves, plus speaking parts
A Precipice in Time - Percussion Duo
Continental Divide - Percussion Duo
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not,... - Percussion Duo, Theater, with Tape
To that Predestined Dancing Place - Percussion Quartet
Zones of Influence - Multiple Percussion, Computer

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