Composer: Kerryn Joyce
Instrumentation: 6 concert toms, bongos, 2 snare drums
Grading: A.M.E.B. 8 | ABS 5 (Advanced)
DTKT is an exploration of rhythmic cells for untuned percussion instruments inspired by the vocal sounds of Indian rhythms. The particular rhythmic cell featured here is the Dha Tit Kit Tak (pronounced dha titta kitta takka). The opening explodes with vitality and then it is pure groove to the end.
A complete recording of this work is available on the REVOLUTIONS compact disc.
Percussive Arts Society (USA) ‘Percussive Notes’ review (Jason Baker)
"...Are you looking for a new multiple percussion duet that is aesthetically satisfying on a variety of levels? If so, look no further. This exciting new work is constructed to be bombastic yet sensitive, technically challenging yet audience friendly, while being both visually and musically appealing."
Percussive Arts Society (USA) ‘Percussive Notes’ review (John R. Raush )
"Kerryn Joyce’s “DTKT” for percussion duo is an entertaining piece that explores rhythmic cells for non-tuned percussion instruments inspired by the vocal sounds of Indian rhythms."