This is one of my compositions from 2012, written for an event at the Queensland Conservatorium called ‘Craptacular’.
It’s a performance put on by the percussion majors at the conservatorium to comment on the music we play, learn about and are encouraged to embrace, and a chance for us to compose and arrange some of our own or other popular culture works.
We all dressed up in interesting costumes to look as ‘individual’ as possible and had a laugh with the audience.
‘Claptacular’ (pun intended – I got a lot of groans out of this one) was written for Ba da Boom Percussion (the conservatorium’s percussion ensemble) as one of my first attempts at writing for body percussion. It was wonderful to work with all of these guys because of their talent in reading music and rhythm, and their great stage presence. It would have looked much different if it was performed in a serious concert setting, and that’s why I think it was really suited to this particular event.