RAPTURES OF UNDREAM

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Piece Title : Raptures of Undream
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Hamilton, Bruce
Composer / Arranger Details:

Bruce Hamilton (b. 1966) composes and performs music in a variety of genres. He has performed as a percussionist, improviser, and electronic musician for over 25 years. His music is published by Non Sequitur Music and can be heard on the Albany, Amaranth, and/OAR, black circle, blank space, Capstone, Ilse, [ink | fuel], Memex, Phill, SEAMUS, Spectropol, split-notes, Three Legs Duck and Mark labels.

Hamilton`s creative output is eclectic, exploring multiple styles and genre hybrids. He has received honors, awards and commissions from ALEA III, AMC, ASCAP, PAS, Barlow Endowment, Carbondale Community Arts, Indiana University, Jerome Foundation, National Society of Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Whatcom Symphony, Russolo-Pratella Foundation, and SEAMUS. Recent performances of his music have included those at the NWEAMO Festival, ICMC, Friends of Rain, Electronic Music Midwest, JMU Contemporary Music Festival, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

His recent work Stamino-sosti was premiered by Exit 9 Percussion Group in May 2008 and a composer-supervised recording is available on all the major digital outlets. He is a frequent contributor to the ImprovFriday and Society for Shorty New Music online communities. Over the past seven years Hamilton has performed laptop-based electroacoustic music under various monikers at the Decibel Festival, Hempfest, Sonarchy Radio, and other venues around the Pacific Northwest. His most recent full-length albums are Compulse (as Skiks), released on the split-notes netlabel in October 2011; and mash hits vol. 1, released on Spectropol in January 2012.

A graduate of Indiana University (BM, MM, DM), Hamilton is Associate Professor of Music at Western Washington University, where he teaches music theory, composition, and directs the electroacoustic music studio (WWEAMS). He is a co-organizer of the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, a board member of Make.Shift and the Washington Composers Forum, and runs the Spectropol netlabel. Hamilton lives in Bellingham with composer Lesley Sommer and their son Miles.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :6 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Sextet
Instrumentation : China Cymbal / Large Size Tom (x2) / Medium Size Tom (x2) / Small Size Tom (x2) / Splash Cymbal
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Suggested Cymbals sizes per player: Perc 1(8-12); Perc 2 (14-18); Perc 3 (13-15); Perc 4 (15-17); Perc 5 (17-19) Perc 6 (18-22)
Written for / Commissioned by : IU Perc. Ensemble, Wilbur T. England
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 Album Title: 《Surge》 - Artist: University Of Houston Percussion Ensemble - 2006/1/1 Albany Records
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Non Sequitur Music
Publishers Website :http://www.nonsequiturmusic.com/
Publisher Details :

Currently sells the work of five composers, who write for various different instruments and ensembles.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :1998 /  1998
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.nonsequiturmusic.com/      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Raptures of Undream was written for the Indiana University Percussion Ensemble, Wilber T. England, director. The piece is scored for six players, armed each with a drum (floor tom) and a cymbal. Overall, the work is divided into four sections delineated by tempo. Rhythmic (and melodic) motives are presented and developed through a series of divergent textures and rhythmic guises. As in other works by the composer, a prominent theme is the contrast between contrapuntal, pointillistic sections and passages of unison rhythm. Essential to the piece is the sense of "groove" (i.e., flavored pulse) which serves as the underpinning to the sometimes wild (and rapturous) rhythmic excursions.

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