Paul Lansky’s Threads – Mvt. 3

Today’s video features movement 3 of Paul Lansky’s Threads. Threads (2005), for percussion quartet, was written for So Percussion and was premiered at Princeton University on 4/8/06. This video is a live performance from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

Has anyone performed Threads or see a live performance of the piece? What other pieces by Paul Lansky should we check out?

Manoury – Le Livre des Claviers – III – Sextuor de sixxens

Third Coast Percussion performs Philippe Manoury’s Le Livre des Claviers – III – Sextour de Sixxens (Book of Keys, movement III: Sextet for Sixxen). Sixxen are metallic keyboard instruments that Iannis Xenakis developed specifically for his masterpiece Pléiades.

What are your reactions to the sound of these instruments? If you have been lucky enough to see all of Manoury’s six movement work live what impression did it leave on you? Leave your comments below.

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Originally posted on DrumChattr on January 2, 2011.

“Triptych” by Conspirare and the University of Texas Percussion Group

Happy Thanksgiving from the DrumChattr team! Today’s video features an interesting collaboration between Grammy nominated choir “Conspirare” and the University of Texas Percussion Group. Originally part of a PBS pledge special this concert was recorded and distributed world wide via the Harmoni Mundi label in May of 2009. Rumor has it that it may be re-aired in early December on many national PBS stations. Check your local listings. Click here for more collaborative videos from the DVD.

Triptych originally was scored for small string orchestra and in this version was adapted for percussion. What new or interesting combinations/collaborations have you been involved in? Leave your thoughts below in the comments.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on November 25, 2010.

What is Proper Stage Etiquette?

There is so much to know about being a musician that sometimes the little things are not addressed. Some of those “little things” are etiquette issues. As teachers, we can only do so much in lessons and ensemble rehearsals. So I’ve have decided to start a list. I would like to start an open dialogue about etiquette issues and create a comprehensive list that can be turned into a PDF that we can all share with our students. I welcome any feedback and contributions. (more…)

line upon line performs Missa Materialis

This video features line upon line percussion performing Missa Materialis by Ian Dicke. This performance features line upon line (Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk, Matthew Teodori), percussion at the Outpost Concert Series at the Culver Center of the Arts on November 6, 2013.

I. Industry
II. End User
III. Prophets and Profits
IV. Plastic Deity
V. Landfill

Has anyone else played this piece? What other percussion trio pieces are out there that we should check out? Let us know.

The “Alternative” Recital

By Thad Anderson

Lately, I have found myself interested in exploring unconventional ways of presenting a standard solo percussion recital. Having performed countless student-based recitals using traditional formatting (entrance, applause, performance, applause, exit…repeat, repeat, repeat), I sought to introduce new ways of interacting with my audience through “alternative” programming, venues, and presentation format. My first venture into this territory is my recent recital series, Vignette No. 1 for solo percussion. (more…)

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