RECKLESS

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Piece Title : Reckless
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Hollinden, Dave (1958-)
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dave Hollinden has composed extensively for percussion, and his music is widely performed in the US and overseas. He has a unique voice that speaks not only of his training in composition but also of his background in rock music and his affinity for rhythm and number. He has been the recipient of grants from Artist Trust, the Seattle Arts Commission, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Artist Support Program of Jack Straw Productions.

His Bachelors Degree in Composition is from Indiana University, where he studied with Harvey Sollberger and Juan Orrego-Salas. He received his Masters Degree in Composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Fred Lerdahl, William Albright and Leslie Bassett.

He has received commissions from Sole Nero - Tony DiSanza and Jessica Johnson (duets for piano and percussion), Michael Burritt (marimba solo), Nick Petrella (multi-percussion solo), Nachiko Maekana (multi-percussion solo), Central Washington University (percussion octet), Midlothian High School (wind ensemble), and Victoria Memorial High School (percussion octet). His music appears on recordings by Sole Nero (Musica per Due), Joseph Gramley (American-De-Construction), the Ethos Percussion Group (Ethos), Michael Burritt (Shadow Chasers), and Equilibrium/Michael Udow (Border Crossing).

His own CD, Slender Beams, was created in collaboration with percussionist Andrew Spencer and features both live and studio recordings of his music. Date of birth: October 14, 1958.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :8 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : Afuche Cabasa / Almglocken / Antique Cymbal (x2) / Bass Drum / Bell Plate (x7) / Bongos (Set of) (x2) / Brake Drum (x5) / Ceramic Plate / China Cymbal (x4) / Chinese Drums (x4) / Conga (x3) / Cow Bell (x5) / Crash Cymbal (x3) / Cricket Caller(s) / Field Drum (with snares) / Flexitone / Glass Jar / Gong / Gong Drum / Guiro / Hi-Hats (x2) / Marching Bass Drum (x2) / Marching Snare Drum / Marching Tenor Drums / Metal Guiro / Opera Gong (x2) / Piccolo Snare Drum / Practice Pad (x2) / Rainstick / ratchet (x2) / Ride Cymbal (x4) / Sandpaper Blocks / Shaker (x2) / Sizzle Cymbal (x2) / Slap Stick (x2) / Snare Drum (x2) / Splash Cymbal / Stones / Tam-Tam (x2) / Tambourine (x2) / Tambourine (Headless) (x2) / Tenor Drum / Timbales / Tom (x12) / Toy Snare Drum / Trash Cymbal (x4) / Triangle (x2) / Vibra-Slap / Wind Gong (x2) / Wood Block (x6)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : The sizes of the 4 trash and china cymbals are splash, small, medium, and large. The sizes of the 3 crash cymbals should be small, medium, and large. The sizes of the ride cymbals should be two large and two medium cymbals. The almglocken may be play
Written for / Commissioned by : Phillip Mikula/Victoria Memorial H.S. Percussion
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 University of Michigan Perc. Ensemble
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Published by the Composer
Publishers Website :Please contact the composer directly.
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2004 /  2004
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :(Published by the composer) dave@davehollinden.com     Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

When I considered naming this piece Reckless, defined as a disregard for consequences or unthinking boldness, it seemed appropriate for two reasons. First, the score states that the performance should always be pushing forward, that the piece will suffer if the tempo is too slow, and that "While accuracy is necessary, there should be no feeling that the piece is being performed carefully." So I hoped the name Reckless would give even more encouragement to the performers to push themselves and bring an edge to the performance. Second, when I started planning the music I had two very different ideas in mind, and was having trouble deciding which one to use. I was attracted to something Id read about a remix artist that claims he mixes different pieces of music together without listening to them. So I decided to take my two ideas and mix them together, inserting other ideas more or less at random, sometimes fitting them into the score visually as opposed to working them in compositionally, or in effect, without really "listening" to them. So in addition to my desire that there be a bit of recklessness in the performance of the piece, there was a bit of recklessness in the composition of the music as well.

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