NO PARKING ANYTIME

Posted By : Amphion Percussion
Piece Title : No Parking Anytime
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Composer / Arranger : Connors, Sean
Composer / Arranger Details: Sean Connors is an engaging teacher and performer devoted to the highest quality of percussion performance and education. He currently teaches percussion at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and has a keen interest in promoting and performing contemporary music. Sean has made appearances with several new music groups including eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Signal, Metropolis Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, Volta Trio, Society for New Music, and Eastman’s Musica Nova led by Brad Lubman. Sean has worked with such renowned composers as John Adams, Tan Dun, John Luther Adams, Augusta Read Thomas, Sydney Hodkinson, Helmut Lachenmann, David Lang, Jack Fortner, Chen Yi, Eric Whitacre, Alejandro Viñao, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, David Liptak, Robert Morris, Allan Schindler and Juan Trigos, and has collaborated with vocalists Tony Arnold and Jamie Jordan, violinist Oleh Krysa, violist John Graham, clarinetist Ken Grant, pianists Rita Sloan and Antoinette Perry, and percussion virtuosi Anders Åstrand, Bob Becker, Michael Burritt, Bill Cahn, and Steve Schick. Sean is one half of the percussion group Amphion, an ensemble he co-founded with percussionist Peter Zlotnick that has gained attention for its virtuosity and adventurous programming. With Amphion, he has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, New York University, Music Institute of Chicago, Catawba College, Southern California Percussion Ensemble Festival and the North Carolina Day of Percussion at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Amphion has premiered and commissioned works from several talented young composers including Brendan Faegre, Tomasz Arnold, and Matthew Evans. While pursuing doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music, Sean worked on the board of OSSIA new music, was featured as concerto soloist with the Graduate Composer’s Sinfonietta, and twice traveled to Mexico to perform at the Cervantino Festival and Festival Internacional de Guanajuato with Eastman Broadband. He has performed the world premiere of over sixty works and has had pieces specifically written for him by several emerging young composers including Drew Baker, Jennifer Bellor, Scott Worthington Michaela Eremiasova, Hannah Lash, Lena Neitfeld, and Scott Worthington. His own ventures into composition include the marimba duo “No Parking Anytime” which is published by Keyboard Percussion Publications. For two consecutive summers, Sean was a fellowship member of the Aspen Music Festival where he was the percussionist in the Contemporary Ensemble led by Sydney Hodkinson, was a featured marimba soloist with that group, and was broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today. While at Aspen, he co-founded the Aspen Open Ears project, a new music festival that brings contemporary and avant-garde music to a diverse audience through free public concerts. Sean is extremely dedicated to arts education and believes that the key to the success of music in our modern society is teaching others about the beauties of varied traditions of music. He was recently the interim Professor of Percussion at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY, where he co-hosted the Central New York Day of Percussion. Sean has taught Percussion Methods class to music education majors at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY and was awarded the Teaching Assistant Prize for teaching the same class at Eastman. He was also the percussion mentor for the New Horizons Program through the Eastman Community Music School through which he worked with seniors of various abilities and backgrounds. Sean taught general classroom music to elementary and middle school students in the northern suburbs of Chicago for two years. He has also given clinics at the Jump Start Day of Percussion in Lake Villa, IL, and the Woods Charter School Percussion Festival in Chapel Hill, NC. Sean received a master’s degree from Northwestern University where he graduated with Program Honors. At Northwestern, he won the school-wide concerto competition and performed the United States premiere of Tobias Brostrom’s ARENA Concerto for Percussion. He is an alumnus of the Eastman School of Music where he received a BM in percussion performance and music education, and was awarded the school’s prestigious Performer’s Certificate. While at Eastman, Sean was named a 2004 percussion scholar by the Zildjian Company, received certificates from both the Arts Leadership and World Music programs, and toured Asia with the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
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Written for / Commissioned by : Amphion Percussion
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Publisher :Keyboard Percussion Publications
Publishers Website :www.mostlymarimba.com
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It was 2000 when the need for a single internet address for Marimba Productions Inc. and Malletech LLC was realized. This single internet address is intended to contain the products, services and publications of the two said companies such as Malletech instruments, mallets and accessories, Keyboard Percussion Publications and Studio 4 Music publications, even the recordings of Resonator Records. In this site, a lot of information about marimba and percussion performers, composers, acoustics, seminars and concerts can also be found.


Marimba Productions, which is the older of the two companies, has been operating since 1979  that time as a publishing company. The establishment of this said company was driven by the 26-year old Leigh Howard Stevens difficulty in finding a publisher for his manuscript, Manuscript of Movement for Marimba. A lot of publishers turned down the project. But it was one famous publisher that helped Stevens by suggesting the inclusion of a 2-mallet playing, vibes, xylophone and bells in his manuscript in order for it to have a better chance of getting published. The manuscript, before being published contains a lot of texts and diagrams which made it really boring. Besides, his manuscript only dealt with 4-mallet playing which can only cater to a small market.


It was in New York City where Marimba Productions was incorporated. In 1986, Stevens moved to New Jersey where his company was reincorporated. Marimba Productions Inc. also began publishing scores of some marimba solos that had been commissioned by Leigh Howard Stevens shortly after the publication of his manuscript. Successfully, his first three publications, Raymond Helbles Tocata Fantasy, David Maslankas Variations on Lost Love and John Serrys Night Rhapsody have become one of the most influential creations in the marimba repertoire. These three creations were performed on his New York City Debut Concert in Town Hall on October 27, 1979.

In 1978, which was a year earlier, Leigh`s first solo marimba mallet line was introduced by Vic Firth Inc., a company based in Boston, Massachusetts. The mallets have unique design and were very different from other keyboard mallets manufactured previously. The mallet handles were characterized by an extended length birch, loose wrapping, stitched heads and tones having a range of sounds. Leigh eventually took over in 1982. Bob Becker, David Friedman and Dave Samuels, three of the greatest mallet players in the world helped Leigh in establishing MALLETECH, the first brand of mallets devoted to serious keyboard percussion players.

Musser, the largest manufacturer of keyboard percussion instruments in the world at that time, sought the expertise of Leigh by hiring him as their design consultant in 1985. Leigh designed the new extended range marimba after working on the bar and resonator tuning systems for all the marimbas, xylophones and vibes. This new extended range marimba is now known as the M450 LHS. This instrument still has two of his patented designs, a built-in frame height adjustment and tunable resonators on the lowest octave. Due to the products high-end specifications, M450 LHS became the worlds best selling extended-range concert marimba in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His design of a furniture-grade all wooden frame marimba replaced the fake leather-wrapped frame components of some of today`s most expensive instruments. But due to low price, some manufacturers still use leatherette wrapped frame components.


Leigh decided to withdraw himself from Ludwig/Musser in 1991 to add keyboard percussion instruments to the successful Malletech mallet line. His first professional Malletech instruments were showcased at the 1992 PASIC. It is now highly established and has gained the favor of the world`s greatest players. It has even been acknowledged as the world`s best marimba.


Malletech marimbas and mallets have become two of the trademarks of Marimba Productions Inc. until this business was bought by Zildjian Company in 1997. It was 2000 when Leigh re-acquired half of the business again. He named the LLC as Kp3. He also bought Malletech trademark and the mallet business from Zildjian in June 2005. These two now operate under the name Malletech, LLC.


From 1997 to 2005, Marimba Productions Inc. operated as a publisher with percussion music published under the name Keyboard Percussions Publications. Leigh found Resonator Records, a record label in 1997 specializing in keyboard percussion music. It has released the works of Gordon Stout, Michael Burritt, Eric Sammut and the Marimba Festival Orchestra, even the recordings of Leigh himself.


As years went by, Marimba Productions Inc. continuously acquired the catalogs of other percussion publishers, such as Contemporary Music Project, M. Baker Publications, Percussion Arts and Studio 4 Music. These catalogues contain the majority of the serious percussion repertoire by Gordon Stout, Clair Omar Musser, Bob Becker, Michael Burritt, Eric Sammut, Eric Ewazen, David Maslanka, Raymond Helble, and Paul Smadbeck.


The two companies currently operate on a 20,000 sq. ft. building in Neptune, New Jersey. The company is currently being managed by officers Julie Istre (General Manager) and Leigh Howard Stevens (President and CEO).

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 / 
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :N/A
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Sheet Music Available From :www.mostlymarimba.com/books-a-recordings/music-books/new-releases.html?category_id=264&page=shop.browse&limitstart=0&limit=200      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :There is hardly a chance in this short marimba duo for the performers to catch their breaths. It is a brief commentary on how the excitement of life leaves us with so little time to simply "park it".
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