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Piece Title : Gyro
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Professional / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Yariv, Tomer
Composer / Arranger Details:

Tomer Yariv began his percussion performing at the age of 11 and in 1996 established what is now one of the World`s leading Percussion Ensemble`s `Percadu`. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen the duo displayed a unique blend of energy and virtuosity and had an excellent wide variety of repertoire. They have since performed all over the globe and highlights include the Jerusalem Music Centre, Verbier Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. They have performed with many Professional Orchestra`s performing their very own Percussion Duo Concerto written by Avner Dorman `Spices, Perfumes and Toxins!`

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Multiple Percussion Duet
Instrumentation : Bongos (Set of) (x2) / Cow Bell (x2) / Hi-Hats (x2) / Kick Bass Drum (x2) / Large Size Tom (x2) / Medium Size Tom (x4) / Small Size Tom (x2) / Splash Cymbal (x2) / Wood Block (x2)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : N/A
Written for / Commissioned by : Percadu
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Publisher :Innovative Percussion, Inc.
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Innovative Percussion is a mallet and stick manufacturer based in Nashville Tennessee. They also distribute publications of a high quality. For more information logon to

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 /  2009
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :N/A
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The title Gyro is short for Gyroscope - a navigation device, mounted on a base so that its axis can rotate freely in different directions, while maintaining its orientation.  Like the Gyroscope, many elements of martial arts are built on the same concept, as warriors must have both gyroscopic flexibility and stability, to enable them to move without body limitations.  Gyro is based on the same idea - its goal is to combine the physics of the Gyroscope and the physiology of martial arts. Therefore, the piece requires the players to have dynamic stability as a steady axis, and move their upper body in a free manner, through constant awareness of completing each other.



"This multiple percussion duet is scored for two large, identical setups. The instrumentation includes one 22-inch bass drum, one 14-inch tom-tom, one 13-inch tomtom, one 10-inch tom-tom, one 8-inch tom-tom, bongos, hi-hat, splash cymbal, cowbell, and woodblock. Alternating metrically among 3/4, 2/4, 5/4, and 7/8, this 196-measure composition (about four minutes in performance time) has sections designed to be exactly the same (mirror image performances) and sections that alternate in rhythmic complexity between the two performers. This composition will take a large amount of metronomic rehearsal so that the internal pulse is identical between the two performers.  “Gyro” is appropriate for a senior level undergraduate duo or a pair of graduate percussionists." - Jim Lambert, Percussive Notes July 2010

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