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Piece Title : Metalmorphosis
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Composer / Arranger : Hanani, Avner
Composer / Arranger Details:

Israeli composer and pianist Avner Hanani was born in 1974 in Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem (B.Mus), and the Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University (M.Mus, Summa cum Laude). He served as a 'Musician of Excellence' in the Israeli Army. In 1998-9 Hanani pursued his musical activities in Italy through a special scholarship from the Italian government.

Avner Hanani performed as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra IBA, the Brigham Young Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras and the Utah Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Silverstein.

He gave numerous recitals and was recorded and broadcast both as composer and pianist in Israel, the United States and Italy. The Israeli Radio's 'Young Artist' prize for best performance of Israeli music was awarded him in 1997. Among others, Hanani held professional sessions with composers Steve Reich and Luciano Berio and with performers Alfred Brendel, Murry Perahia, Boris Berman and members of the Guarneri string quartet.

Steve Reich wrote concerning Hanani's works:

"..They strike me as the work of an extremely talented young man with a very fluent and polished compositional technique..". Avner Hanani is composer in residence of the Kfar-Sava Conservatory, the Israeli center of symphonic band activity. As part of his position he wrote numerous pieces and arrangements for symphonic band and wind and brass ensembles. By now, Hanani's music has already been performed and recorded in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Israel.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : Metal Pipe/Plate (x2)
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Written for / Commissioned by : Percadu, Israel
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 Maraca2 Percussion Duo, UK (Live) (Coming Soon...)
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Publisher :Published by the Composer
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2001 / 
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Metalmorphosis is a combination of the words metal and metamorphosis. Metal stands for the metallic percussion instruments which this piece is written for. Metamorphosis is the process on which the music is built upon. There are ten short motives or patterns that are introduced throughout the piece. Each such motive is developed in a canonic manner after which the transformation process begins. The music then shifts gradually from one repeating pattern to the next. This process includes playing simultaneously musical patterns in different meters.

After going through all ten motives, the last pattern then shifts back to the first one, only this time the first motive is introduced in a slightly higher mode, giving the overall structure of the piece a spiral-like shape. The piece is dedicated to Steve Reich who "opened the door".

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