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Piece Title : Individual Lemming
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Composer / Arranger : Szilvasi, Attila
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Attila Szilvasi was born in 1982 in Budapest, Hungary. He started to play percussion at 10. In 1996 he was accepted to the Weiner Leó Secondary School of Music in Budapest where besides percussion he also studied composition. He was taught by Tibor Nemes, Lóránt Hajdú and Dénes Legány. He continued on his percussion studies at the Liszt Academy of Music in the faculty in Debrecen at István Szabó, he was granted master in percussion in 2006, in conducting in 2008. At present he is the principal percussionist at the Dohnányi Orchestra in Budapest, percussionist at the Budapest Concert Orchestra (MÁV) and teacher at the Secondary School of Music in Székesfehérvár. Besides he works with the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra regularly. He played in almost all orchestras in Budapest and in several Symphonic Orchestras in Hungary. During his studies he was a member of Talamba and SONUS percussion groups, where he got to know numerous inland and foreign contemporary compositions. At that time he also took part in several music competitions and was awarded the following: National University Percussion Solo Competition 2nd prize and special prize in 2002, 1st prize in 2003, International Marimba Competition in Belgium semifinalist in 2004. He started to compose very early. His first pieces were mainly for piano, wind and percussion instruments, but lately he has concentrated on percussion, in particular on solo instrument pieces with electronic music accompaniment. In his master’s concert in 2006 his composition Gladiators of the Past and Future was played, which consists of two movements, composed for organ, percussion solo and synchronal-controlled electronic music accompaniment.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Written for / Commissioned by : Csaba Zoltán Marján
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Publisher :Edition Svitzer
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2010 / 
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
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The Norwegian Lemming is a rodent mammal, native in North Scandinavia. This small gopher-like creature has the peculiar habit of gathering in groups and looking for new territory every 3 or 4 years when they overpopulate a certain place and there is a lack of food. During this migration they face several natural obstacles, some of them die and sometimes they throw themselves into the sea without sense in large numbers. That gave rise to the legend of lemmings committing mass suicide. However one of my generation’s first associations about the Lemmings is one of the most popular computer games of the 90’s, the Lemmings. In this game, different from the original example, some lemmings helped the group to achieve their goals. But still this didn’t make them look different from the others. At that time during the game I used to think about whether they really all the same inward? There might exist among them an Individual Lemming…

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