African Gallop

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Description

Composer: 梁智軒 LEUNG Chi-hin
Work Title: African Gallop (percussion quartet)
Subtitle: 《非躍》
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Instrumentation: percussion quartet (with African instruments)
Year Composed: 2010
Year of Premiere: 2010.4.22
Premiere Country: Hong Kong
Premiere Information: Lung Heung-wing, Choy Lap-tak, Rebecca Ng and Ho Ming-yan Jojo
Duration: 8’30

Programme Notes

African Gallop is a percussion quartet for African percussion instruments that explores the modernizing of traditional African Music. One of the basic concepts of the African percussion repertoire is “call and response,“ and the composer retain this concept in this work while at the same time creating a hybrid with Western compositional approaches, such as controlled indeterminacy. He also explore the timbre of African percussion instruments including the talking drum, djembe and log drum. This work aims to expose audiences to a new sound in percussion music.