Posted By : rhythmscape
Piece Title : Shichi-Karak
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Composer / Arranger : Joyce, Kerryn & Man, Kevin
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Kerryn Joyce is currently an active member of the Sydney based drumming group, TAIKOZ. Since joining Taikoz, highlights have included working alongside original members of Sado-Ondekoza - Riley Lee, Eitetsu Hayashi and Takumi Takano. Prior to Joining TaikOz Kerryn completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Queensland, a postgraduate Diploma of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and further studies in Holland. Kerryn later taught percussion at the University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music-Young Conservatorium Program. A keen Interest in theatre and dance has led her to work with the Queensland Ballet Suzuki method movement/theatre group Frank. Kerryn performs and composes for the percussion duo, karak percussion. 

Kevin Man began his musical training on the piano at the age of nine. He has since completed tertiary studies in percussion graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and is currently undertaking a Master of Music degree majoring in shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). Kevin was a member of The Queensland Orchestra from 1999-2003 and has held various teaching positions including Acting Head of Percussion at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (2005), the Queensland Conservatorium (2003), and the Queensland University of Technology (2002-03). Kevin is a member of the Australian Japanese drumming group TAIKOZ and is a founding member of the percussion duo karak percussion

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Written for / Commissioned by : Karak Percussion
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Publisher :Rhythmscape Publishing
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Publisher Details : Rhythmscape Publishing is a leading specialist percussion publisher.
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2001 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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Review: John R. Raush - Percussive Arts Society (USA) - inspired by rhythmic motifs and ostinati from Smadbecks Rhythm Song, [shichi-karak] is very effective and will interest all mallet players. The title, shichi (seven in Japanese) and karak (meaning rhythm patterns in Korean) outlines the basic structure of the work. Based on a unifying pattern of seven, shichi-karak features minimalistic and rhythmically driven marimba writing that underpins a jazz inspired vibraphone part.The marimba opens the work laying the foundation for the entrance of the vibraphone with a distinctive (even meditative) ostinato. Shichi-karaks energetic main theme is then delivered by the vibraphone contrasted with flowing scalic sections. From here a song-like, rolled theme is introduced, offering the marimba an opportunity to emerge from the texture. Jazz influenced variations of both themes then emerge, leading inevitably to the harmonic climax of the work that resolves seamlessly into the evocative coda, reminding the listener of the works opening. A complete recording of this work can be found on the REVOLUTIONS CD, available from

Extra Performance Notes: 4 Mallets Per Player.

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