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Piece Title : Raiz
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Level : Junior / Senior
Composer / Arranger : Baskin, Jason
Composer / Arranger Details:

Jason Baskin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Missouri Western State University and a Master of Arts from Truman State University, with additional studies at Otto-Friedrich Universität in Bamberg, Germany.  He has studied percussion with Dr. Dennis Rogers, Kevin Bobo, Tracy Thomas, Doug Auwarter, Michael Winkler, and Dr. Michael Bump.  Study in composition was conducted under Dr. Matthew Gilmour and Dr. Warren Gooch.

Jason has independently performed as a solo recitalist in the United States and Germany.  He has performed professionally as a percussionist with the St. Joseph Symphony, Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, and the Maples Repertory Theatre.  In 2003, he was accepted to perform with the Mid-America Productions National Wind Ensemble, giving a concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City under conductor H.R. Reynolds.  In 2008, he participated as both a performer and a composer in the soundSCAPE Music Festival in Pavia, Italy, working again under percussionist Kevin Bobo, and under composers Giovanni Albini and Brian Hulse.

Beyond his reputation as a performer, Jason is also known for his scholarship.  A prolific composer, he has composed and arranged numerous percussion solos and ensembles, performing their premieres in the United States, Germany, and Italy.  He is also known for producing high-quality percussion transcriptions, and is collaborating with a number of artists to release transcriptions of their drumset parts.

As an educator, he has served as a music and percussion instructor and clinician in the Midwest.  From 2005 through 2007, Jason taught a range of ages through Missouri Western State University’s Western Institute as a percussion instructor.  From 2008 through 2010, he taught and directed at the collegiate level while attending Truman State University on a graduate assistantship.

Jason currently lives in Kansas City, MO.   He performs regularly in Kansas City and in St. Joseph, and is developing a studio for private instruction.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / World Percussion
Instrument / Discipline : Steel Drum Solo
Instrumentation : Lead Steel Pan
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Low C Lead Pan
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a Commissioned Work
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Jason Baskin
Accompanied :N/A
Publisher :Amalgam Publishing
Publishers Website :www.amalgampublishing.net
Publisher Details :

Amalgam Publishing is a collective of musicians. Our goal is to produce new music and teaching methods that represent the state of our art, and we are inviting people to join our community to provide an outlet for their creative and pedagogical work. We believe that the terrain of music is changing, influenced by the connectivity of the internet, niche communities, and a devaluation of art to society. As we adapt to these changes, we hope to build a network of musicians that can maneuver this terrain.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2009
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :NA
Sheet Music Available From :www.amalgampublishing.net      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Raiz is the name of an acrobatic kick in the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira.  Although it would not be functional within a truly combative situation, within the context of a capoeira bout, it is a beautiful and choreographic movement.  Aside from inspiration by its aesthetic beauty and circular motion, the technique does not further inform this musical composition.  The word "raiz" translates from Portuguese to “root.”  From this, the piece draws a sense of mysterious darkness, as well as a sense of organic growth and decay.

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