About this Piece
This piece uses real CTA trips shared by Chicago Public Schools students as inspiration for the musical material. Each musical "trip" invokes the length, speed, and/or mood of the trip on public transit. Students also suggested that I use the "doors closing" chime, so I am thankful for that idea!
The 8-bar repeated section from measures 34-41 is comprised of a different "trip" in each part, and they can go together in any combination. After learning their parts, students should take an active role in "composing" this section by choosing which parts should go together during which repetitions. The percussion part in this section is improvised and students should be encouraged to find unconventional percussion instruments and focus on creating sounds of transit.
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