for Twelve Clappers (12 Pairs of Hands)
Instrumentation: twelve hand clappers (12 pairs of hands)
For Hannah-Raiken Schulman and the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Dance Department
World Premiere: Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts Dance Department Concert, Hannah-Raiken Schulman, director, Downtown, Buffalo, NY 1988.
Other Performances: Percussive Arts Society, Soviet Union and Germany, 1990; Percussive Arts Society International Convention concert, Poland, 1991.
Publisher: Music for Percussion, Inc.
Voices was written to accompany six dancers performing a powerful work about the lives of teenagers. Two hand clappers (four hands) represent one dancer, and each of the six dancers choreographed their individual dance to their own clapping tracks, which start out together in unison but gradually become more intricate. The whole piece slowly and almost imperceptibly speeds up from beginning to end.