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Running Towards Empty by Bjorn Berkhout

Model # BERKHOUT/RTE By: Edition Svitzer
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  • Overview

    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Duration: 9:00 Minutes
    • Multi-Layered Parts
    • Keyboard Parts Use Four Mallet Technique
    • Heavy Use of Cross Rhythms and Asymmetrical Figures
  • Item Details

    At first glance Running Towards Empty by Bjorn Berkhout looks incredibly intimidating with its heavy use of cross rhythms and asymmetrical figures, but upon further exploration performers will see that this creates an interesting collage of sounds and colors.

    Written for six performers, this piece combines in an interesting way to create a groove that is as wonderful as it is unexpected.

    All of the keyboard parts use four mallet technique for block chords as well as independent strokes, making this piece best suited for a very advanced high school group or undergraduate college ensemble. The percussion and drum set parts are notated out clearly so they can lay down a solid foundation.

    This is a great piece for students to prepare for an upcoming percussion recital!


    • Player 1: Glockenspiel
    • Player 2: Vibraphone
    • Player 3: Marimba
    • Player 4: 5-Octave Marimba
    • Player 5: Drum Set - Bass Drum with Pedal, Three Tom Toms, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, China Cymbal, Hi Hat, Two Cans
    • Player 6: Bass Drum, Claves, Cowbell, Cymbal, Gong, Guiro, Mark Tree, Triangle, Thunder Sheet, Wood Drum

    Duration: 9:00

    Difficulty: Advanced

  • Specifications

    Name Running Towards Empty by Bjorn Berkhout
    Brand Edition Svitzer
    Model # BERKHOUT/RTE
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