Time’s Arc is Anthony DiSanza’s second concerto for darabukka. Premiered at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2013, DiSanza uses a wide range of tempos and styles, driven by a colorful instrumentation. Suggestions for substitutions are included in cases where some of the less common instruments are unavailable.
The musical content of Time’s Arc is based on Middle Eastern Iqa’at (rhythmic cycles), each in a different time signature and each having unique characteristics. While there is a significant amount of specifically-composed material for the soloist, this piece provides extensive opportunities for improvisation.
This piece ships in a professionally bound and printed folio which includes all individual parts on CD-ROM.