Percussion Trio with Snare Drum Soloist
Written by UNT Professor of Percussion and Santa Clara Vanguard Percussion Caption Head Professor Paul Rennick, “Slopes” was originally commissioned by John Roberts in 2005 at The University of North Texas. It was conceived by reflecting on a lecture given in Aspen, Colorado by a physics professor from the University of Chicago. The topic was fractal geometry in nature and avalanche theory. The musical material captures the characteristics of these subjects, with a falling direction and downward sloping motifs.