Adam Vidiksis

Mismeasure of a Man

2006

Performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble
Jonathan Haas, conducting

Percussion Ensemble

This piece features a large percussion ensemble, consisting of glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, timpani, and three non-pitched percussionists playing a number of smaller percussion instruments, including snare, toms, cymbals, and a myriad of small percussive toys. The work portrays the effects of prejudice upon the mind. Unrelenting rage consumes this piece. It is found throughout the work, sometimes as a quiet simmering undertone, and elsewhere as an explosive outburst.