AND SO THE WIND BLEW...

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Piece Title : And So the Wind Blew...
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Level : Senior / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Koshinski, Gene
Composer / Arranger Details:

Percussionist and composer Dr. Gene Koshinski has delighted audiences worldwide with his dynamic performances and creative programming. He is currently Assistant Professor of Percussion at the University of Minnesota Duluth and in demand as a soloist and chamber musician having performed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Jordan, Slovenia, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2002, Koshinski won the National MTNA Percussion Competition in Cincinnati, OH and in 2004, finished 3rd in the prestigious Universal Marimba Duo Competition in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Throughout his career, Koshinski has worked with many notable performing organizations and artists including NFL Films, Late Show with David Letterman, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), David Samuels, Wycliffe Gordon, Philadelphia Boys Choir, The Lettermen, Hartford Symphony, Lehigh Valley Choral Arts, Minnesota Ballet, and is currently section percussionist for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a member of Nebojsa Zivkovic’s Jovan Perkussion Projekt.

For his work with NFL Films, he can be heard on the Emmy award-winning soundtrack A Century of NFL. Performances have also been heard on the CBS, PBS, and EPSN television networks as well as NPR. In addition, he has recorded for the Naxos, Innova, and Equilibrium record labels. Koshinski is a founding member of the Quey Percussion Duo, a touring group established to generate new works for percussion while also bringing standard repertoire to a broad audience. He is also director of percussion at the annual 6-week Performing Arts Institute international summer music festival in Kingston, PA. Recently, Koshinski served as a judge for the 2009 Percussive Arts Society Solo Competition at the PAS International Convention in Indianapolis. He recently published a method book entitled The Additive Method of Two-Mallet Study, which focuses on keyboard percussion technique and performance.

As an advocate for new music, Koshinski has commissioned and premiered works by renowned composers including Stuart Saunders Smith, Alejandro Viñao, David Macbride, and Dave Hollinden. He holds degrees from West Chester University (BM) and The Hartt School (MM and DMA). Gene Koshinski is endorsed by Korogi, Sabian Cymbals, Remo, and Innovative Percussion and his works are published by HoneyRock and Bachovich Music Publications.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion / World Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Percussion Duet
Instrumentation : Chinese Drums / Crotales (Set of) / Maraca / Piccolo Woodblocks / Sistrum (x2) / Tuned Rice Bowls / Windchimes (x3)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 3 1/2 Octave Vibraphone
Written for / Commissioned by : Gene Koshinski
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Gene Koshinski and Jianpeng Feng
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Gene Koshinski
Publishers Website :www.genekoshinski.com
Publisher Details : All publications are available at www.percussionsource.com
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :22Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various, 4, 2
Special Needs :Tuned Wind Chimes / Tuned Rice Bowls
Sheet Music Available From :www.percussionsource.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"And So the Wind Blew..." is scored for percussion duo. This 20-22 minute piece focuses on the sounds of nature, most specifically wind, but also water and other elements. The entire work is constructed around a specific set of tuned wind chimes used by player one. From this instrument stemmed all of the musical ideas heard in the piece. The bulk of the work focuses on sounds inspired by gamelan ensembles with a hint of other world music elements (including instruments themselves). Instruments include: Player 1: Tuned wind chimes; Vibraphone; 2 Sistrum, 3 or more sets of outdoor wind chimes; Concert Bass Drum. Player 2: Crotales, Tuned Rice Bowls; 2 China Toms; 2 Piccolo Woodblocks; Sistrum; maraca; Tam tam.

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