TITLE: Taffy Twisters
CAT# (YEAR COMPOSED): #45 (1998)
INSTRUMENTATION: voice and percussion
DURATION (APPROX): 6’06
PUBLICATION: C.P. PRESS PUBLICATIONS
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Premiered by Steve Tasko and Kristy Cheadle in Madison, Wisconsin in 1998
NOTE: Taffy Twisters is a work for solo voice and percussion. In 2001 the voice part of Taffy Twisters was reconfigured for voice and electronics, in the piece Cantor’s Dust.
Taffy Twisters utilizes a novel mapping of the vocal tract in order to expand and explore the articulatory and multiphonic parameter space of voice. The percussion part may be performed by the singer or a separate performer.