Leo Geyer

Composer and Conductor

Artistic Director:  

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Broken Mirror (2013)

for percussion duo

Preface

Duration: 7'

Overcome Fear of Rejection - A. T. Bui

Commissioned for the Aurora Percussion Duo

Broken Mirror

Premiere

Broken Mirror was premiered by the Aurora Percussion Duo on the 29th of April 2013 at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall.

After the smash, the silence seems so loud.

Superstition hangs in the air, like an uninvited guest.

Something must break the tension,

but the empty mirror frame just stares blankly.

The floor is scattered with glass.

There are some long pointed shards, razor sharp.

and fragments with nothing but hairline cracks.

Strewn wider still are tiny splinters, like sand twinkling in the light.

The mirror is broken, but the glass still reflects.

A distorted face looks back, like a cubist portrait.

It seems to laugh mockingly,

‘7 years of bad luck.’ the portrait says.

 

(Leo Geyer)

Instrumentation

Percussion I

Marimba (4 1/3 octave)

Large Tom-Tom

 

Percussion II

Marimba (5 octave)

Large Tom-Tom

Availability

Broken Mirror is available to purchase for £30.00 excluding postage.