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Piece Title : NO one To kNOW one
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Composer / Arranger : Akiho, Andy
Composer / Arranger Details: Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music. His compositions have won many prestigious awards including a 2010 Horatio Parker Award at the Yale School of Music, a 2009 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, and a 2008 Brian M. Israel Prize. Akiho s works have been featured on PBS s “News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” and by organizations such as Meet the Composer, Bang on a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Syracuse Society for New Music. His current commissions include a string quartet for ETHEL, a percussion piece for the Volta Trio, and a duet for marimba and flute. In the last year, he has composed for the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Red Line Saxophone Quartet, The Playground Ensemble, and the 2010 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Akiho s compositions have been heard in a variety of venues such as John Zorn s The Stone, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall (NYC), MIT s Kresge Auditorium, Mass MOCA, The Players Theater (NYC), The Tank (NYC) and the St. James Theater (Port of Spain, Trinidad). A graduate of the University of South Carolina (BM, performance) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM, contemporary performance), Akiho is currently a master s student in composition at the Yale School of Music. He has recently studied composition with Julia Wolfe, and percussion with John Ferrari and Jeffrey Milarsky. At Yale, he has studied composition with Christopher Theofanidis and Ezra Laderman, and is currently studying with Martin Bresnick. As a percussionist Akiho has performed with numerous professional ensembles, and his immersion in various genres has given him a unique approach to his primary instrument, the steel pan. Recent engagements include the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, Ethos Percussion Group (NYC), Djoliba Don West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Gamelan Lila Muni (Eastman School of Music), Island Close By Steel Band, and many chamber ensembles throughout New York City. After completing his bachelor s degree in percussion, he made four extensive performance visits to Trinidad, where he participated in the world s premier steel pan event, Panorama, with the PCS Starlift Steel Orchestra and the Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove Orchestra. Akiho also won Second Prize in the 2002 World Steelband Music Festival solo competition, where he premiered his own composition, Macqueripe. Since 2003, he has performed and taught steel pan extensively in New York City and has successfully taught his arrangements to many groups including the Sesame Flyers International Steel Orchestra. As an educator, he has served as a lead teaching artist for ArtsConnection, New York s most comprehensive arts-in-education non-profit organization. Akiho plans to continue his career as a performer while placing an emphasis on his chamber and orchestral compositions.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :3 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Mixed Chamber Ensemble
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Instrumentation : Brake Drum / Cello / Clarinet (or Alto/Soprano Sax) / Flute / Glockenspiel / Kick Bass Drum / Lead Steel Pan / Piano / Snare Drum / Soprano Voice / Vibraphone
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Written for / Commissioned by : The Newman Center for the Performing Arts for the Mile High Voltage Festival
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Publisher :Aki Rhythm Press
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Publisher Details : Andy Akiho s official publisher
Year Composed / Copyright Date :2010 / 
Duration :7Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :NO one To kNOW one was commissioned by The Newman Center for the Performing Arts for the Mile High Voltage Festival. It was premiered by the Playground, directed by Conrad Kehn, on February 18, 2010 in Denver, CO. This recording was engineered by Greg DiCrosta at Firehouse 12 in June, 2010. It features Fay Wang, Soprano; Nicole Camacho, Flute; Inhyung Hwang, Clarinets; Mariel Roberts, Cello; Tiffany Kuo, Piano; Ian Rosenbaum, Percussion; Candy Chiu, Vibraphone; and Andy Akiho, Steel Pan.
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