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Scottie HillCreative ListeningConcert of Choice ReportNovember 14, 2013Percussion Ensemble and African Ensemble ConcertAfter attending the Percussion Ensemble performance, I was finally able tounderstand and experience what dissonance was, along with enjoying many unique piecesthroughout the night.As the first piece began (I cannot recall the title), the overall sound was extremelydissonant to my ears. However, as the piece continued, and the melody looped a fewtimes, my listening caught on and it became more clear to me. The idea of just percussioninstruments playing a familiar tune was exciting to my ears, and although it started with adissonant sound, I enjoyed experiencing and noticing that for the first time.Max Witt’s programmatic piece about his potbelly pig fully engaged my listeningsenses. Since it was stated before the beginning of the piece that is was programmatic, themusical aspects throughout the whole piece allowed for wonderful imagery. There weremany false endings it seemed and dynamics kept me on the edge of my seat. The full and