Michael Pisaro's A Wave and Waves for 100 Percussionists

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Michael Pisaro is a composer known for his gentle sonic landscapes and meditative compositions. In this light his A Wave and Waves is a monumental masterpiece.

For seventy-five minutes, 100 performers drop grains of rice and other grain on small resonant objects, bow marimba bars and wood blocks, brush pieces of sandpaper together, scrape brake drums from cars and rustle leave. The result is a magnificent symphony of gentle noises that will bathe listeners in sound.