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Piece Title : Fear Cage
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Gay, Kirk
Composer / Arranger Details:

Kirk J. Gay obtained his Bachelor's degree in percussion performance from Northern Illinois University. He later went on to study with Paul Yancich and Richard Weiner at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he received his Master's degree in Timpani Performance.

In 1998 Mr. Gay toured Europe with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed with the Walt Disney World Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Orlando Philharmonic. He is currently the principal percussionist with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.

Kirk J. Gay is on the faculty of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. There he teaches student lessons, directs the UCF "Black Steel" steel drum ensemble, and arranges and instructs the Marching Knights Drumline.

He is an endorser and clinician for Pro-Mark sticks and Sabian cymbals.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Timpani / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Timpani Duet
Instrumentation : Prayer Bowl
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 9 Drums
Written for / Commissioned by : Jon Cooper
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Performers: Jonathan Cooper and Kirk J. Gay. Audio soundscape composed by Jay Batzner. Video produced by Will Vizoso.
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website :www.tapspace.com
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.tapspace.com/Fear-Cage-pr-121.html      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"Fear Cage" is a term used by paranormal researchers to describe a confined space with high electromagnetic field (EMF) readings. In these areas, one who is sensitive to such phenomena can feel uneasiness, paranoia, anxiety, nausea, and uncontrollable fear. Written by Kirk J. Gay for two players enclosed within a circle (or cage) of 9 timpani, Fear Cage is a dramatic piece which uses a variety of effects to set a dark tone. Stationed back to back, the performers sometimes cross into each other`s territory, ultimately rotating around the circle of drums and trading positions while playing. Unique textures such as bowed crotales and a prayer bowl on top of timpani heads provide a perfect complement to the included audio soundscape which runs throughout the piece. Several moments of free improvisation are called for as well. This is a timpani feature sure to leave its mark on your next concert. This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing a professionally shot video performance, full-quality audio for the soundscape track, and all individual parts available for printing.

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