Dorman: Appealing, Yet Filled with Danger
1st April 2006
“Spices, Perfumes and Toxins!,” Dorman cites, “refers to three substances that are appealing, yet filled with danger.” The work is the result of years of collaboration between Dorman and PercaDu members Adi Morag and Tomer Yariv, who met during their undergraduate studies in Tel Aviv. “While we were still students,” Dorman explains, “Tomer and Adi asked me to write a piece for them. All three of us aimed at a piece that would be markedly Israeli and would reflect young Israeli culture... The piece, Udacrep Akubrad became one of PercaDu’s signature pieces and my most performed composition and is the basis for the first movement of this concerto... It combines Middle-Eastern drums, orchestral percussion, and rock drums with orchestral forces — a unique sound both enticing and dangerous.”
Dorman’s April calendar also showcases the Jerusalem Quartet’s US premiere of his String Quartet No. 2 (“Mirage”) at New York’s 92nd Street Y.
Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! c.25'
(Concerto for Duo Percussion and Orchestra)
Percussion Duo; 3(afl:pic,bfl).3.3(Ebcl:bcl).3(cbn)/4331/timp+perc/pf.hp/str