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Piece Title : Compound Autonomy
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Level : HS/College
Composer / Arranger : Casella, Jim
Composer / Arranger Details:

Jim Casella is a composer and percussion specialist from Portland, Oregon known for his musical versatility. In addition to writing commissioned works for ensembles, he has created commercial music for national clients such as Cadillac, ABC College Football, ESPN, and Goodwill. Casella`s has also composed film scores that have received nationwide theatrical release. Known as one of the world`s foremost arrangers for marching percussion, his writing style has played a strong role in the success of internationally recognized performing groups such as The Cavaliers (2006-09) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (1996-2004). His concert percussion music is frequently performed worldwide, for which he`s received the ASCAP Plus award.

Aside from his career as a composer, Jim Casella is responsible for creating and programming, "Virtual Drumline" - a compositional software tool which is produced by Tapspace, the publishing company he co-founded and operates. His popular design of signature drumsticks and keyboard mallets are manufactured by Innovative Percussion, and he is an official artist and clinician for Pearl Drums, Adams Percussion, Avedis Zildjian Co., and Remo Inc.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble / Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Large Percussion Ensemble with Accompaniment
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2) / Bass Guitar / Bongos (Set of) / Brake Drum (x2) / China Cymbal (x2) / Cricket(s) / Crotales (Set of) / Drum Kit / Glockenspiel / Guiro / Log Drum (2 Pitches) / Log Drum (4 pitches) / Mark Tree / Piano / Sandpaper Blocks / Sizzle Cymbal / Splash Cymbal / Suspended Cymbal (x2) / Triangle / Vibra-Slap / Vibraphone (x2) / Wind Gong / Wood Block (x2) / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Glockenspiel, xylophone, crotales, chimes, 2 vibraphones, 2 marimbas (4.5–octave, low F), 2 marimbas (4.3–octave, low A), 4 timpani, piano, electric bass guitar, 5-piece drumset, guiro, cricket, sizzle cymbal, 2 suspended cymbals, 2 china cymbals, sp
Written for / Commissioned by : Daren Jordan/Foster High School perc. ens.
Permission given for Youtube video by Copyright holder
and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Southern Arkansas University Percussion Ensemble
Accompanied :Other
Publisher :Tapspace Publications
Publishers Website
Publisher Details :

Tapspace™ is a publishing company specializing in creative percussion music. Formed in 1998 and stationed in Portland, Oregon, USA, Tapspace has a refined niche focusing on educational and appealing concert percussion ensembles, solos, duets, rudimental percussion music, steel band music, and other educational materials.

With a star-studded list of contributing artists, our works have been performed by thousands of percussionists around the world, and are being used daily to help shape and influence the rapidly growing percussive arts. This makes Tapspace a premier source for today`s most creative percussion literature.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2009 /  2010
Duration :6Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :Audio equipment for electric instruments.
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Compound Autonomy builds its character from a variety of independent patterns. Written in the meter of 7/8, a primary ostinato comprised of two pitches repeated in a pattern of 4+3 begins the piece. This ostinato permeates the entire work as overlapping and intermingling lines get introduced little by little. At times a hi-hat rhythm gives the illusion of 4/4 time ... but it is only an illusion. Opposing (or autonomous) elements break the barrier of the typical barline as they blend (or compound) together, occasionally landing on a common downbeat but always providing a churning and weaving fabric upon which the main melodic material can be framed.

Written for a larger ensemble (15 players, or 17 if marimba parts can be doubled), groove, balance, and strong individual and ensemble timing skills are essential. Mathematic, complex, and mysteriously beautiful, Compound Autonomy is sure to take your audiences to new sonic landscapes.

This piece comes with a full, bound score and includes a CD-Rom containing an audio recording and all individual parts available for printing. Also included in each package is an "abridged" version (approx. 4`30") for programming situations where the original is too long in duration.

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