Been working on arranging Xibalba for myself and an oboist. Freshman year I played this piece-- otherwise I wouldn't have known it existed. I'm surprised I did it back then! Funny to think of what we were capable of even as beginners. Some solid keyboard licks in it.
Here's a video about some stickings that should be interesting:
I talk about weight on beats and using laterals to organicize phrasing.
And a link to a demo I made of the piece from top-rehearsal 16:
Score is here if you'd like to look while listening: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bANx_dXhajpYoFrO7vKQ_jScgmaChuxw/view?u...
Messed around with recording actual hi hat and snare. One pass-- it's hard to be consistent! Will definitely complete and update this demo. Then I'll be figuring out what to play live. We'll probably do the piece with the backing track plus a click. A local approached me and asked if I play weird music because I'm a percussionist and I said absolutely! Happy to have a new project.