“Treading Water” takes the performer through several variations on the same basic groove. It is designed to increase intensity with each phrase, and performers should take care to ensure that proper time is kept. There is a fair amount of left-foot coordination involved, as well as a bit of open-handed drumming. Performers may use measures 20–21 to write a customized fill to lead into measure 22.
Jamie Wind Whitmarsh is an American composer, percussionist, and conductor. He regularly performs with Duo Rodinia and is a member of ASCAP, SCI, and PAS.