Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Mons Montis: A Great Rock
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Level : Professional / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Choi, Da Jeong
Composer / Arranger Details:

Da Jeong Choi’s works have been performed and broadcasted throughout USA, Canada, Asia, Europe, South America, and New Zealand including the International Computer Music Conference, the International Conference of the College Music Society, the Aspen Music Festival, Society of Composers, Inc., the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, the International Review of Composers, the Echoes of Space, Rarescale: New music for alto and bass flute, Electronic Music Midwest Festival, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the Kentucky New Music Festival, the Society of Music Research, CFAMC Biennial Conference, the Pan Music Festival (ISCM), the Seoul Music Festival, the Pusan Contemporary Music Festival, the Sung Nam Choir Festival, and the 14th Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Art Song Festival for Young Composers (TV Channel 13, MBC, South Korea). 

One of Choi’s percussion works, Explorations of a Drum for Snare Drum Solo is on the suggested performance lists for the PAS Italy-International Competition (2011).  Furthermore, Choi received various awards including the Gold Prize from MunHwa Broadcasting Corporation Composition Contest for Young Composers, the first prize from the Joong Ang Competition, the second prize from Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest, the second prize from the Con/un/drum Solo Percussion Composition Competition, etc.  Moreover, Choi’s another artistic outlet is composition series titled Cantus Curatio (Healing Melody in Latin) for solo instrument.  These solo works utilize a variety of contemporary creative practices with each work dedicated to the victims of a different disease.  Choi has been a full-time teaching fellow in the Division of Composition Studies from 2006-2010 and a teaching assistant in the Division of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology from 2008-2010 at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX USA.  Choi holds degree in composition from the University of North Texas (Ph.D), Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (M.A), Dankook University (B.A). Her teachers have included Cindy Mc Tee, Joseph Klein, Jon Nelson, Gerald Chenoweth, and Jung Sun Park.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Percussion Solo w/electronics
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) / Cow Bell / Large Size Tom / Small Bass Drum / Small Size Tom / Snare Drum / Splash Cymbal / Suspended Cymbal / Tambourine / Triangle / Wood Block
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Peter J. Saleh
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Dajeong Choi
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Publisher :Honeyrock Publishing
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 /  2005
Duration :9Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Mons Montis for multiple percussion solo with soundscape was commissioned by percussionist Peter J. Saleh.

The title of the piece, Mons Montis, originates from Latin, meaning, "A Great Rock." In the New Testament Bible, the name Peter is referred to as "the rock," see specifically Mathew 16:18: "And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church."

The work is divided into five main sections: Introducation - A (Motive I)-B (Motive II) - C - A` - A". In the multiple percussion part, the two primary motives repeat, with variation, especially the first motive that continues to build dynamically by adding mallets, as it approaches the end.

Sound samples of the original percussion instruments, in various states of manipulation, are utilized in the accompanying soundscape. Also, other sound samples are manipulated by granular synthesis in MAX MSP, convolution in Sound Hack, as well as the stretching of time and pitch in Peak.

Peter J. Saleh helped with the recording of the orignal percussion instruments. He also edited the soundscape and solo parts.

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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 20 February 2009 03:09:00 AM
Second place winner in the 2005 PAS composition contest.
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