Written by Michelle Margiotta © 2011
One of my favorite heroes growing up was Zorro. Zorrific, a modal piece written in E Phrygian with a raised 3rd, combines a Spanish style with elements of jazz. Since the Spanish style of music is very rhythmic and syncopated, this piece incorporates clapping and includes a section of clapping improvisation. Rhythm and syncopation were taken to another level with a combination of time signature modulations of odd and even meters.