New Composition: “The Yellow Wallpaper,” for Solo Vibraphone with Speaking Percussionist

Please check out my newest composition for solo vibraphone with speaking percussionist entitled The Yellow Wallpaper:

This is my first composition that incorporates a speaking element in the music. The text is excerpted from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story about a woman who goes insane. The text and music intertwine because as the text becomes less sane, the music grows more out of control and hectic. I premiered this piece on my Senior Percussion Recital at Northern Illinois University on March 1, 2015.

I hope you enjoy!