Posted By : peterjarvis
Piece Title : In Search Of . . .
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Composer / Arranger : Mazurek, Ron
Composer / Arranger Details: Throughout his career, composer Ron Mazurek taught at New York University, Bergen Community College, Lehman College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and several other colleges and universities including William Paterson University where he initiated the electronic music program. His compositions have been performed throughout the USA, South America, Japan, Korea, and Europe and are published by Seesaw Music Corporation N.Y., Edition Pro Nova, Germany, and Calabrese Brothers Music. He received numerous awards and grants including a Fulbright Senior Specialists award and a Fellowship in Composition from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. He is a founding member of the International New Music Consortium, the Composers Guild of New Jersey and the International Composers and Interactive Artists (ICIA) of which he was artistic director. Ron was also an accomplished performer on electronic keyboards having performed extensively in New York, New Jersey and on many major new music festivals both in the United States and Europe. Several of his works have been recorded for North/South Records, Jersey Sessions recordings, Pro Viva Records, Romeo Records, Capstone Records and others. One 9/11-inspired composition of his, Final Bell, was nominated for a Grammy in 2006. Perhaps more importantly, Ron was a great ambassador for music representing music with great dignity and love. One of the most unassuming professionals I have ever met or worked with, Mazurek treated all musicians and composers – student or professional, regardless of experience or accomplishment – with equal respect. It is a rare instance, in a professional world, that one quietly gives so much and asks for so little, while serving a given community in a selfless manner while maintaining dignity at all times. - Peter Jarvis
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
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Instrumentation : Cow Bell
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Written for / Commissioned by : Composed for Peter Jarvis
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 Peter Jarvis
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Publisher :Calabrese Brothers Music, LLC
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Publisher Details : Publishes contemporary composers
Year Composed / Copyright Date :1988 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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• The notation for In Search Of . . . is spatial throughout.
• In Search Of . . . is in five sections - Percussion alone
- Percussion and electronic sound
- Percussion alone
- Electronic sound alone
- Percussion and electronic sound
• The electronic sound is turned on at the end of staff # 7.
• The electronic sound is turned off at the end of staff 31 when the G# has completely faded.
• The electronic sound is turned back on during the fermata at the end of staff 37, the vibraphone roll is held until the electronic sound is heard.
• Mallet choices according to articulation and the acoustical environment.
• A bass bow is needed for staves 30 and 31.
• The timpani are not tuned to specific pitches; rather they are treated as the 2 low drums of a set of 5 drums which includes 2 timpani and 3 tom toms.

In Search Of . . . has been recorded by Peter Jarvis for the Composers Guild of New Jersey, CD0391, Jersey Sessions Volume 2.

In Search Of . . . has also been recorded by Peter Jarvis in 5.1 surround sound for DVD with animated dance.

Program Notes
In Search Of . . . for Percussion and Electronic Sound is based on a classic in Zen literature entitled In Search of the Missing Ox. In Buddhist literature, the ox is likened to one’s own true nature. To search for the ox is to investigate this true nature. The sounds of the electronic sound are juxtaposed and superimposed with acoustic qualities of the varied percussion. The percussion consists of metallic, wooden, and both tuned and untuned membraphones. The shape of the work can be likened to the fusion of ten Chinese vignettes in which each depicts a short literary or visual work. In Search of… is dedicated to Peter Jarvis.
- Ron Mazurek

In Search Of . . . was engraved by Peter Jarvis, is published by Calabrese Brothers Music and is Copyright protected by Ron Mazurek.
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