Pan Cogito Begins The Cultural Season By 'Ruting' For The Hometown National Symphony Orchestra, Slated To Perform George Crumb's 'A Haunted Landscape'
Rute (a bundle of sticks used on a bass drumhead) [Used by Gustav Mahler in several of his symphonies.]
Sandpaper blocks (The NSO generally prefers grade 3 sandpaper, but this might change in rehearsal.)
Three sets of sleigh bells
Four steel drums of indefinite pitch
Three tam tams (unpitched gongs, in very large, large, and medium sizes)
Two sets of tom toms (low and very low)
Four people, more than 50 instruments from too many cultures and sources to count, in about 18 minutes."
From the NSO's 'quick look' at George Crumb's A Haunted Landscape
Header credit: (c) The Official George Crumb Home Page. 2009. Photo: Becky Starobin. George Crumb's Magic Circle of Infinity © C.F. Peters Corporation. Copyright controlled. All rights reserved.