IMPERFECT COPIES

Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : Imperfect Copies
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Composer / Arranger : Martin Robert
Composer / Arranger Details: Imperfect Copies is an etude for drum set. In May 2008, the virtuoso percussionist Peter Jarvis invited me to write an etude for drumset solo. I mentioned to him that I wanted to avoid the usual snare drum sound. He suggested that I have the snare drum tuned to a higher pitch than that of the high tom--this would give the drum set a fresh sound. I liked the idea, but still I had no clear notion about writing the piece. The next evening, after I watched a science program on DNA, I sketched down an etude in an hour or two. What had inspired me was how there are such small variations in the genetic code that produce major differences between various species of animals. First, I created a single strand of percussion DNA then I repeated it six times with very small variations. In other words, each time the short passage was replicated, it was copied imperfectly. Also I separated each repetition with a slightly faster marker for the hi-hat cymbal, also varied with each appearance. Imperfect Copies was composed in the early summer of 2008 in Manhattan, New York, and was possible by Helmut Calabrese, Calabrese Brothers Music. Robert Martin

Imperfect Copies was premiered on May 9, 2009 in Evans Hall at Connecticut, Connecticut College, CT, USA on a New Music concert, performed by Alex Dey.

Imperfect Copies is included in Drumset Music for the Concert Stage, volume 1 which is an anthology of drumset pieces commissioned for Peter Jarvis by Calabrese Brothers Music.
The score is engraved by Peter Jarvis.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Drumset Percussion
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Instrumentation : Drum Kit
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis commissioned by Calabrese Brothers Music
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
Publishers Website :www.calabresebrothersmusic.com
Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2008 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Imperfect Copies is an etude for drum set. In May 2008, the virtuoso percussionist Peter Jarvis invited me to write an etude for drumset solo. I mentioned to him that I wanted to avoid the usual snare drum sound. He suggested that I have the snare drum tuned to a higher pitch than that of the high tom--this would give the drum set a fresh sound. I liked the idea, but still I had no clear notion about writing the piece. The next evening, after I watched a science program on DNA, I sketched down an etude in an hour or two. What had inspired me was how there are such small variations in the genetic code that produce major differences between various species of animals. First, I created a single strand of percussion DNA then I repeated it six times with very small variations. In other words, each time the short passage was replicated, it was copied imperfectly. Also I separated each repetition with a slightly faster marker for the hi-hat cymbal, also varied with each appearance. Imperfect Copies was composed in the early summer of 2008 in Manhattan, New York, and was possible by Helmut Calabrese, Calabrese Brothers Music. Robert Martin

Imperfect Copies is included in Drumset Music for the Concert Stage, volume 1 which is an anthology of drumset pieces commissioned for Peter Jarvis by Calabrese Brothers Music.
The score is engraved by Peter Jarvis.
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