Percussionist, Jaime Oliver (not to be confused with the British Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver) earned First Prize in Electronic Sonority from File Prix Lux for his Silent Percussion Project. The “Silent Percussion Project” (SPP) consists in building a set of computer musical instruments that use human gestures to control sounds, composing and performing with them in an attempt to re-incorporate the body in music performance practice. Check out the File Prix Lux website for more information.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on August 22, 2010 by Dave Gerhart.

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Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
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