“…we have become, refined.”
Through the years, human culture has experienced many evolutions – reacting and adapting to new situations, new ideas, or new innovations. Human’s artistic outlets too have evolved, changing with man’s expression – a mirror with which we reflect ourselves. We look to the past to learn, but we look to the future to grow.
In “[music]x(evolution)” we explore the changes over time that man and music have experienced from Ancient History (rhythm) to The Classical Era (melody) to Modern Time (electronics). Musical themes evolve and expand as additional layers of responsibility are incorporated into the ensemble’s efforts. The diverse music can be enhanced via visual evolution of posture, technique and form from the rudimentary basics to advanced modern performance. Written into “Evolution” are opportunities to diversify the instrumentation or voices available within the ensemble’s sound. Potential props include standing drums, backdrops, and lights.
This production was originally written for that odd year where you have a really strong battery coupled with a more A class level front ensemble. Additional difficulty versions available on request.
“[music]x(evolution)” was originally commissioned for Mechanicsburg HS (Mechanicsburg, PA) for the winter of 2018 and was an WGI A Class Finalist.