Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Metaphor for Vibraphone
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Composer / Arranger : Pollock, Robert
Composer / Arranger Details: Robert Pollock received a B. A. in Music from Swarthmore College, and M.F.A. in Musical Composition from Princeton University. He is founder and director emeritus of the Composers Guild of New Jersey, and now a full time resident of Maui. He has organized over 300 new music concerts and, as pianist, he has premiered over 100 compositions by composers from around the world. He founded Ebb & Flow Arts on Maui in 1999.
Pollock continues to explore international networking for the Composers Guild, as well as participate in educational programming on Maui. He recently performed solo piano recitals in Moscow, Russia, Honolulu, Hawai’i, Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. In November, 1998, he participated as composer-in-residence in the Festival for New American Music, Sacramento State University. Some of his nearly eighty (80) compositions received recent performances in Israel, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Honolulu, Italy, Poland, Germany and New York.
He has received numerous commissions and awards including Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Grant Fellowship, several New Jersey State Fellowships and Composers String Quartet Award, first prize. Several of his works are recorded for CRI, Furious Artisan, CRI and CGNJ labels, and several works published by Mobart, E.C. Schirmer, Veritas Musicae and Rosalime Productions.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Composers Guild of New Jersey
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :1998 / 
Duration :6Minutes
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Metaphor for Vibraphone (1998) is dedicated to Peter Jarvis as part of CGNJ vibraphone project. It is one movement about seven minutes long. I had thought of using a Schenker quote at the beginning of the score: “All foreground is diminution.” But it seemed superfluous since the music in its slow and stately beginning, ‘sets the stage’ for a series of more rapidly moving episodes all based on the opening. The opposite expression, “all background is augmentation,” suggests to me that simply slowing down fast music is not a satisfying surface phenomenon. Rather, such a process reveals to the listener structural elements of a piece rather than smoothly flowing music. Commissioned by the Composers Guild of New Jersey. - Robert Pollock
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