RELEASE

Posted By : Jeff Moore
Piece Title : Release
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Composer / Arranger : Hollinden, Dave (1958-)
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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 : Percussion Ensemble
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Year Composed / Copyright Date : /  1995
Duration :15Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
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Sheet Music Available From :(Published by the composer) dave@davehollinden.com     Check to see if in stock
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Posted By : Jeff Moore    Date Posted: 26 February 2009 05:55:00 AM
This percussion octet requires an immense instrumentation, including three mallet instruments (vibes and two marimbas), a large assortment of wooden and metallic idiophones, and membranophones including three timpani. The score incorporates many features characteristic of Hollinden`s music--"timbre-staff notation and setup" (instruments are configured to resemble the black and white keys on a piano, and the part is notated as if written for a keyboard-mallet instrument), unison performance of complex rhythms played by two or more players, and virtuosic solo writing. Release, which was composed, we are informed "during a period of personal loss," conveys an extreme range of emotions, clearly indicated in the labels affixed to various sections, such as "turbulent," "jarring," "raging," "numb" and "cathartic." It is a challenging new work that will test the mettle of mature college percussionists and certainly substantiate Hollinden`s growing reputation as an effective and imaginative composer of music for percussion instruments. John R. Raush, Percussive Notes, August, 1996
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