The Princes Toys: Clockwork Monkey by Nikita Koshkin (1956-)
Nikita Koshkin (born February 28, 1956) is a classical guitarist and composer born in Moscow. His early influences included Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, as well as rock music. As with those composers his music is characterised by rhythmic appeal, immediacy and wide range of colours, and well-thought-out dramatic content.
“The Prince’s Toys,” completed in 1980 depicts the fairytale world of a child in which his toys come to life and, eventually, abduct him to some other dimension. The suite incorporates numerous sound-effects on the guitar to paint images.
Modern. time signature 4/4. 76 measures. 9 pages. Measures 7, 8 : Guitar II to be performed by putting the right hand palm on the 6th string in such a way as not to be able to sound any specific note. Pull the neck string so as to strongly snap it on impact with the neck (an approach similar to pizzacato bartok, but without distinct sounding notes, only noise)