TWO FOUNTAINS

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Piece Title : Two Fountains
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Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Bobo, Kevin
Composer / Arranger Details:

Internationally acclaimed marimbist and percussionist, Kevin Bobo is currently serving as Associate Professor of Music (Percussion) at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He holds a bachelor`s degree from Wichita State University where he studied with J.C. Combs and a master`s degree from Ithaca College where he studied with Gordon Stout.

In addition to performing solo recitals, concertos and clinics at major universities and percussion festivals nation wide, Kevin has performed at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. He has also performed at the 19th, 26th & 29th Leigh Howard Stevens Summer Marimba Seminars in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, Washington, the Pzsaislis Music Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania, the PerKumania Festival in Paris, France, The Australian International Marimba Festival in Canberra, Australia, the 12th and 13th International Festivals of Percussion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 11th International Days of Percussion in Valencia, Spain, and the 8th Days of Percussion in Fermo, Italy. He has also performed as a soloist in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Singapore, and at the 3rd International Seminar of Percussion in Mexico City, Mexico.

Bobo is also a widely played composer with numerous compositions published through Studio 4 Music, PercMaster Publications and Keyboard Percussion Publications. He has been recorded on several albums and has also released three solo recordings Marimba Jambalaya, Chronicles, and Boboland. In 2007, Malletech released the Kevin Bobo signature line of marimba mallets and his book Permutations for the Advanced Marimbist followed by his snare drum book Odd Meter Studies in 2010. Kevin has been performing on Malletech marimbas since 1997, Zildjian Cymbals since 2001, and Evans Drumheads since 2009.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Solo
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 5-Octave Marimba
Written for / Commissioned by : Sabrina Vasquez
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 Dean Linton
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Publisher :PercMaster Publishing
Publishers Website :www.percmaster.com
Publisher Details :

During the Spring 2003 semester, an informal meeting took place in the percussion office at Missouri Western State University.  In attendance were Dennis Rogers, Director of Percussion Studies at MWSU, Kevin Bobo, adjunct instructor at MWSU and three very gifted and bright students who studied with Dr. Rogers and Mr. Bobo — Tracy Thomas, Jeff Siasoco and Aaron Williams.  During this discussion a question became very clear.  How can percussionists who are performers, teachers and composers own their intellectual property (compositions), print it, market it and sell it?

The answer?  Start a publishing company that moved away from publishing through a traditional publisher … PercMaster Publications.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2002 /  2004
Duration :10Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.percmaster.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Two Fountains was commissioned by Sabrina Vasquez and The Wichita State University Dance Ensemble during the 2002-2003 academic year. Vasquez choreographed one of Bobo`s earlier compositions, Balaphuge, and asked him to compose two more pieces in a similar style. The two movements of this piece explore the motions of water. The first portrays a slow-motion picture of water with an ostinato played by the right hand throughout the entire movement, coupled with independent or one-handed rolls to produce a sustaining effect in the left. The second movement, which is much faster, uses alternating quintuplets and fast lateral techniques on the marimba to produce a rippling and cascading effect.

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