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dichotomous_venation-web.jpg Through Leaves
for Percussion and Fixed Media* with Optional Live Processing
Andrea Reinkemeyer (Ann Arbor, Michigan - 2004)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Jay Bordeleau, percussion
* This work is available in 2-, 4- and 8-channel versions (CD, DAT, DA-88, AIFF).


"Andrea Reinkemeyer's Through Leaves for percussion and processed sound was masterfully performed by Jay Bordeleau. The piece contained a wide range of sonorous percussive sounds as well as an effective tape accompaniment."

- Steven Kemper
"Threshold 2005," Journal SEAMUS (Vol. 18, No. 2)

Program Notes:
Download a PDF of the Program Notes and andrea's Bio

Through Leaves (2004) for percussion and digital playback was commissioned by and is dedicated to percussionist Jay Bordeleau who premiered the work on February 13, 2004 at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Through Leaves draws inspiration from nature for the formal and aural elements used in this piece. As in a tree, whose large-scale structures (trunk separating into branches and roots) are mimicked on the small-scale (petiole separating into veins and capillaries), simple melodic and rhythmic materials build into larger phrases. The dynamic range of percussion and electronic sounds further underscore the unfolding of this drama. The tape was realized in the composer's home studio and at the University of Michigan Electronic Music Studios. The electronics feature percussionist Jay Bordeleau in addition to field recordings made by the composer. Many thanks to the following for their artistic support: Jay Bordeleau, Evan Chambers and Greg Laman who wrote the Max patch for live processing.


Percussion Key
Bass drum, O-daiko, Bongos, 3 Temple Blocks
Suspended Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Wind Gong
Marimba, F-2 Nipple Gong, Timpanum (28")

Substitutions: may be made in collaboration with the composer



Premiere Performance:

Friday, February 13, 2004 - 8:05 p.m. (4 channels)
More Than Now a multi-media, multi-percussion recital
Video Studio, Duderstadt Center
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Jay Bordeleau, percussion

Eclectronica Micro-Festival

Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 8:00 p.m. (8 channels)
40th anniversary celebration of the UM Electronic Music Studios
Rackham Auditorium
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Poster and Photos (1 and 2)
Jay Bordeleau, percussion

Threshhold Student Electronic Music Festival, 2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 3 p.m. (4 channels)
Bryan Recital Hall, College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Poster and Photos (1, 2)
Jay Bordeleau, percussion

SEAMUS National "Crossroads" Conference, 2005

Friday, April 16, 2005 - 10:30 a.m. (8 channels)
Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS)
Pruis Recital Hall
Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)
Jay Bordeleau, percussion

EMM Festival, 2006:

Saturday, October 14, 2006 - 10:30 a.m. (8 channels)
Electronic Music Midwest Festival (EMM)
Philip Lynch Theatre, Department of Music
Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)
Bryan Scott Stanbridge, percussion
This performance was funded in part by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music
College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University.

UCM New Music Festival, 2010:

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 8:00 p.m. (8 channels)
Concert 3
Dualities, UCM New Music Festival 2010
Hart Recital Hall, Department of Music
University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, Missouri)
Robert Dillon, percussion