Pieces to work by composers such as Ravel, Falla, Korsakov, Stravinsky, Mahler and Shostakovich.
Instruments: snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, suspended cymbal and tam-tam.
Talk about the conception and the role played daily by the orchestra timpanist.
We will approach to compression of the different ways to use timpani in different composers and pieces.
Section rehearsals with percussion and timpani. Pieces by Berlioz, Shostakovich, Mahler, Strauss...
How hand percussion and groove playing can relate to orchestral playing techniques.
Being a ‘creative entrepreneur’, and making a career within music.
How to combine practicing and inspiration to become more confidence by mental training.
Practice strategies for contemporary percussion repertoire.
Case study: Brian Ferneyhough's "Bone Alphabet".
In this lecture, we look at different strategies to decipher, internalize, and memorize complex rhythmical structures.
Methods such as using computer generated audio models, click-trackers, and visual aid will be discussed
In this lecture we look at recent works and performers, and discuss 21st century tendencies in the field of percussion – tendencies that have come to question the core of our practice.
Developing from historical models of the Western orchestral percussionists, today's "percussion-ism" – especially within the context of experimental music – is more complex, incoherent , and multi-directional than ever before.
What does it imply to perform percussion today?
Wherein lies the identity of our craft?
Articles for further reading related to this masterclass:
An expanded field to develop compositional ideas, including direct interaction with audience members through their own bodies.
Approaching to the Alexander Technique. Application for musicians.