Comrades Haste Faster the Steel Press
Inspired by the iron and steel factories in the Russian city of Cherepovets, this 2005 Bells of the Sound Composition Contest Winner evokes a 1960s-era Soviet-bloc industrial sound. In creating that ambiance, "Comrades, Haste!" also includes opportunities for both tuned percussion (desk bells, Petit & Frisens) and un-tuned percussion (an anvil, a marching machine, and whatever other ideas the performers have). 180 measures.