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Piece Title : Alter Ego
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Composer / Arranger : Jacobs, Pat
Composer / Arranger Details: Pat Jacobs is a self-taught composer with a lifelong passion for music of all genres. Jacobs taught high school and middle school instrumental music for several years before launching his freelance music composition service. He writes custom music for advertising, video games, film, and live performance. He has a particular interest in recording “found sounds” and musically combining them with traditional instruments. In 2013, his composition for solo snare drum and soundscape “Alter Ego” earned first place in the esteemed Percussive Arts Society Percussion Composition Contest.

Jacobs earned bachelor’s degrees in percussion performance and music education from Missouri State University in Springfield. He is an alumnus of Crossmen Drum Corps and has instructed numerous percussion groups including St. Louis-based Gateway Indoor.

Pat was born and raised in Springfield, MO. He currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife.
Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Untuned Percussion
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Instrumentation : Snare Drum
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Publisher :Tapspace Publications
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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 :2014 / 
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :Alter Ego , 1st place winner of the Percussive Arts Society 40th Annual Composition Contest, is a unique take on performing with an audio recording. The audio soundscape itself consists purely of recorded sounds from an actual snare drum. No synthesizers, sound effects, or other instruments – snare drum only! Sounds include scraping and shaking snare wires, striking the detached rim, dropping a snare down the stairs, and singing into the head. These sounds are stretched, warped, distorted, de-tuned, and mangled to create a fresh and energetic soundscape.

One could think of the soundscape as a distorted reflection of the soloist – an evil twin perhaps. This alter ego echoes, mocks, and often battles with the soloist throughout the composition. This conflicting interplay between the soloist and soundscape makes for an immersive and high energy performance.
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