This work for side drum and two tom-toms lasts about eight minutes, making it one of the longest pieces ever written for the side drum. The last work of comparable dimensions was The Same is the Same by Klaus Huber, written over ten years ago.
Impressions is in three movements, each of which may be performed separately. It demands a very competent technique, and attempts to explore new avenues, since side drum composition, with a few exceptions, has developed relatively little - hence the use of brooms and playing techniques based on bouncing sticks. The piece is further enhanced by the high and low tom-toms which accompany the side drum.