Instrumentation: five percussionists
Duration: 6 minutes
World Premiere: November 8, 2004. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA
Live performance, November 8, 2004 at Carnegie Mellon.
Noise Peal Extravagant is based on three contrasting rhythmic patterns which are heard simultaneously in the opening of the piece. As the work progresses, each pattern is elaborated in its own section. The piece bears the strong imprint of rock and funk music and makes use of two full drum sets. The title is taken from a line in the Gertrude Stein poem “Yet Dish”.