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Piece Title : Impression No. 1
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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 Pan Solo
Instrumentation : Lead Steel Pan
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Low C Lead Pan
Written for / Commissioned by : Not a commissioned work
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 Amalgam Publishing
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Publisher :Amalgam Publishing
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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 :2012 /  2012
Duration :5Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :2
Special Needs :NA
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

Depending on where you strike a steelpan note, you will get a range of timbres including a punchy fundamental, a rich overtone wash, and a tone similar to a gong. I wanted to compose a study with these tonal colors and take on a few compositional challenges. I avoided a programmatic subject, something I typically rely upon to direct the development of my pieces. I also explored the relationship between the composer and the performer by giving the performer greater control over elements of the piece. This led to a form with alternations between free time sections, in which the performer sustains tones and decides the pace of the piece, and sections with defined tempos, which are rhythmically driving and provide a counterpoint to the free time sections. The morphic nature of the tone, the lack of a programmatic subject, the blurring of creative roles, and the expectation to continue this exploration in other pieces led to the name Impression No. 1.

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