Whiskey Variations

Written for Tyler Willoughby and Joseph Howe, “Whiskey Variations” utilizes a combination of traditional and graphic notation along with a spoken word narration to reimagine the traditional Irish song, “Whiskey in the Jar”.  The percussionists use a wide variety of instruments to create a reactive sonic landscape that the narration wades through during the verses, contrasting with the tight, complex unison of the choruses.

Check out a sample of the score below.


Whiskey Variations Notation Key

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