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  1. Hello YC'ers, I have a commission for you all. It is a piece commissioned by pianist Jade Simmons ( ).----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It concerns a piece for piano and percussion. These are the DETAILS: 'Instrumentation: Opt. 1 (Jade) Piano with parts for extended technique and possibly small percussion items or hand drums (1 percussionist) a Mallet instrument plus other small percussion items and African drums. Opt. 2(Jade) Piano with parts for extended technique and possibly small percussion items or hand drums (percussionist) Drumkit Timing: 5 minute single piece up to a 10 minute piece with variations or movements 1. I love perpetual motion: think Lygeti etude no. 1 Desordre or no. 4 Fanfares, Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint 2. I don't mind moments of more exploratory, esoteric writing but not too long of a section. 3. Hard hitting accents, changing meters 4. I'm very interested in playing with extended techniques AND even actual percussion instruments, from bucket drumming with drumsticks to African hand drums. 5. I love bass and the lower register, a good bass line or ground would be much welcomed. 6. You can build to it and away from it but outright groove is essential for a large part of the piece. My strengths are mixed meter, extreme mood change, percussive writing for the piano, octaves, broken octaves, my hands can divide meter well. For instance, I can play 3 against 4 or 4 against 5 between the hands. Have fun with things like plucking, strumming inside the piano, hitting the lid stick up against a downed lid, etc. I absolutely can't wait to see what comes out of this. I already have a performance project for which this piece has the possibility of premiering. Very much looking forward to it all. Thanks again! Jade Simmons ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DEADLINE: There are two possibilties: 1. Jade has a residency in February at Ga Tech and could premiere the piece then but she would need it by mid-December to prep it with her percussionist. If you chose this do this, she would want to add electronics and/or sax to the mix which is an exciting prospect. She'll be performing with her trio Collide (piano,percussion, sax/electronics) as part of the residency. DEADLINE: December 1st. 2. After February, the next performance possibility wouldn't be until next season, Fall 2012. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If your piece is to be selected by Jade you are quartenteed a perfomance and recording (probebly video recording). Since I secured this commission via the YoungComposersTube (YC youtube channel) this all is under the condition that I will upload the video to said channel. If you are interested please respont in this thread.
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