a suite for steel pans (with kick-drum and hi-hat), composed for Josh Quillen.
2013 ⤥ 15'
In three movements, Rink's outer movements are intensely rhythmic, pitting different limbs against one another in a kind of taut, conflicted choreography. The middle movement is Josh's arrangement of a lyrical fiddle duo that I made as part of the CrissCross project with Brittany Haas; it's awesome to hear Josh bring it to life in with what might possibly be the polar opposite instrument from the fiddle.
Big thanks for Josh for asking for this piece and doing such great work with it -- and it is a monster! He has made a wonderful recording, with lots of other great music on it; check it out.