This is a great interview with Steven Schick and Luis Urrea talking about Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat”. I hope there is a recording of the performance. I would love to see the performance with the new text.
From YouTube: “Luis Urrea is a prolific writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, Urrea is the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of 16 books. He talks with Steven Schick about his life and work, and their collaboration on a new version of Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with texts from Urrea’s writings. Recorded on 2/1/2018. Series: “Helen Edison Lecture Series”
It is WGI Percussion week in Dayton and here are some posts to read during the plane rides and rehearsal breaks. If you are in Dayton, please stop by the Yamaha booth and say hi!
For Work-Life Balance, Work Sunday Nights by Nick Douglas
I try and plan my weekly schedule and build my Bullet Journal on Sunday nights. As Ben Franklin said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”
The results from Trinidad and Tobago’s Panorama 2018 are in and the winners are:
Large Conventional Steel Orchestras
1st place: 287 – Renegades
2nd place: 280 – Skiffle Bunch
3rd place: 279 – Desperadoes
On Friday, February 16, 2018, I presented Percussion Methods 102: Percussion Methods Revisited at the California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC). Below is a list of the resources and presentation outline.
Presentation Handout CASMEC
It’s NAMM week and I am looking forward to seeing a lot of my percussion friends. Please make sure to stop by the Yamaha Booth (in the Marriott Ballroom) and say hi. Here are some articles to check out while you are traveling to Anaheim. (more…)
If you aren’t watching Adam Tan’s videos on YouTube or following him on FaceBook, do it now! The videos are informative and funny. The videos include tutorials, reviews and performances. Check out this video for his “Top 10 Favorite Marimba Solos.”
What are your top 10 marimba solos? Leave a comment below.
Fandango 13 by Michael Burritt
Performed by the Eastman Percussion Ensemble – Michael Burritt, Director
Performers: Brant Blackard, Sarah Gartin, Chris Jones, Connor Stevens, Sam Um and Andrea Venet
Produced and edited by Matthew Mann
Audio engineered by Rich Wattie
Camerawork by Justin Freeman and Matthew Mann
©2014 Keyboard Percussion Publications
by Marimba Productions Inc.
Used with permission.
Happy New Year! Here’s to a prosperous, productive and healthy 2018. I will keep this short and sweet. Here are some articles to inspire you in the new year. (more…)
This short video highlights the career of Terry Gibbs. From Wikipedia: Terry Gibbs, born Julius Gubenko on October 13, 1924, is an American jazz vibraphonist and band leader. He has performed or recorded with Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Jackson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Alice Coltrane, Louie Bellson, Charlie Shavers, Mel Tormé, Buddy DeFranco, and others. Gibbs also worked in film and TV studios in Los Angeles.