Stalker for solo percussionist (2016)

Stalker is based on the book Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and was composed for Aaron Ragsdale. In this book, aliens have visited Earth and left strange objects behind in certain “zones” around the globe. Stalkers are black market dealers who enter these zones and procure these rare and often dangerous objects. In this composition, the mundane world is represented by the tin cans and flower pots. The various mysterious alien artifacts are the more standard percussion instruments. The alien objects encountered are, in order: Empty, Carbonated Clay, Full Empty, Hell Slime, and the Golden Sphere.

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