Rhythm Strip

for 2 snare drums

Composed: 1997

Duration: 7'

Publisher: Smith Publications

The piece is written for two drummers. Player 1 plays a piccolo drum and player 2 plays two drums, an orchestral snare drum and a military snare or field drum. Rhythm Strip is an electrocardiogram, showing waves generated at each heartbeat of a person and the piece is based on some of these wave patterns. Other semi regular sounds from our environment are also taken into account and thus the piece can be said to convey an impression of the harmony of man and his immediate surroundings.