Posted By : bhambham
Piece Title : Portals
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Hamilton, Bruce
Composer / Arranger Details:

Bruce Hamilton (b. 1966) composes and performs music in a variety of genres. He has performed as a percussionist, improviser, and electronic musician for over 25 years. His music is published by Non Sequitur Music and can be heard on the Albany, Amaranth, and/OAR, black circle, blank space, Capstone, Ilse, [ink | fuel], Memex, Phill, SEAMUS, Spectropol, split-notes, Three Legs Duck and Mark labels.

Hamilton`s creative output is eclectic, exploring multiple styles and genre hybrids. He has received honors, awards and commissions from ALEA III, AMC, ASCAP, PAS, Barlow Endowment, Carbondale Community Arts, Indiana University, Jerome Foundation, National Society of Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Whatcom Symphony, Russolo-Pratella Foundation, and SEAMUS. Recent performances of his music have included those at the NWEAMO Festival, ICMC, Friends of Rain, Electronic Music Midwest, JMU Contemporary Music Festival, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.

His recent work Stamino-sosti was premiered by Exit 9 Percussion Group in May 2008 and a composer-supervised recording is available on all the major digital outlets. He is a frequent contributor to the ImprovFriday and Society for Shorty New Music online communities. Over the past seven years Hamilton has performed laptop-based electroacoustic music under various monikers at the Decibel Festival, Hempfest, Sonarchy Radio, and other venues around the Pacific Northwest. His most recent full-length albums are Compulse (as Skiks), released on the split-notes netlabel in October 2011; and mash hits vol. 1, released on Spectropol in January 2012.

A graduate of Indiana University (BM, MM, DM), Hamilton is Associate Professor of Music at Western Washington University, where he teaches music theory, composition, and directs the electroacoustic music studio (WWEAMS). He is a co-organizer of the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, a board member of Make.Shift and the Washington Composers Forum, and runs the Spectropol netlabel. Hamilton lives in Bellingham with composer Lesley Sommer and their son Miles.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Untuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Perussion Solo
Instrumentation : Anvil / Bongos (Set of) / Brake Drum / China Cymbal / Cow Bell / Crotales (Set of) / Hi-Hats / Snare Drum / Splash Cymbal / Temple Block / Triangle (x2) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : NA
Written for / Commissioned by : Marc Wooldridge
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Peter Saleh
Accompanied :Solo with CD Accompaniment
Publisher :Non Sequitur Music
Publishers Website :http://www.nonsequiturmusic.com/
Publisher Details :

Currently sells the work of five composers, who write for various different instruments and ensembles.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2004 /  2004
Duration :12Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :DAT Player (or CD Player) powered by stereo amplifier, mixer, speakers, monitor, and headphones.
Sheet Music Available From :www.nonsequiturmusic.com      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Program Notes:

Portals (2003-4) was commissioned by percussionist Marc Wooldridge with funding provided by Western Washington University. The multi-section work explores conceptual themes of passage and transition and uses a fusion of synthetic, instrumental, and "everyday" sounds. It is also a stylistic amalgamation, mixing drum beats, ambient textures, gestural phrases, and virtuosic percussion playing into a surrealistic stew. Portals was created at the WWU electroacoustic music studio (wweams) and the composer`s home studio.

Performance Notes:

There is no click track on the performance tape; the performer must rely on the tape part. The top staff consists of rhythmic cues fromt he tape part.

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