TETRACURRENT

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Piece Title : TetraCurrent
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Medium
Composer / Arranger : Floyd, Chad
Composer / Arranger Details:

Dr. Chad Floyd is a percussion artist, educator, and composer. Chad currently serves as assistant professor of percussion at Campbellsville University where he instructs applied percussion and directs the percussion ensemble, steel band, and drumline. He also serves as vice president for the Kentucky Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.

Chad has a diverse performance background in a variety of musical settings. He has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Sacred Winds Ensemble, and the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. He has also served as drummer for the award winning band, Stoik Oak, served as drummer for the Grammy-nominated members of Sojourn Fare, and has performed internationally as drummer for the Brazilian-based group, Almeida Duo.

Chad’s original compositions and arrangements for solo percussion and percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Publications, Innovative Percussion Inc., Row-Loff Productions, and Tapspace Publications. He is a contributing author to Percussive Notes, Bluegrass Music News, and Tempo, and is also an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, National Association for Music Education, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

Chad has founded numerous percussion ensembles in central Kentucky, including several regional ensembles, recreational ensembles, and steel bands. He has directed high school and collegiate percussion ensembles to multiple performances at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference, a WGI Indoor Percussion World Finals placement, and has directed multiple performances with several internationally renowned percussion artists.

Chad holds degrees from the University of Kentucky (DMA), Belmont University (MM), Eastern Kentucky University (MAED), and Campbellsville University (BME). He has studied primarily under David A. Johnson, Todd London, and James Campbell. Chad Floyd is proud to be an artist endorser/clinician for Innovative Percussion Inc., Pearl Drums and Adams Musical Instruments, and Remo Inc.

Visit Chad Floyd’s website at chadfloyd.com.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :4 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) (x2)
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Publisher :C. Alan Publications
Publishers Website :www.c-alanpublications.com
Publisher Details :

C. Alan Publications was founded in 1989 to fill a need for high-quality percussion literature.  Since that time, they have adhered to the highest standards of music integrity in the percussion music they publish.  In 1997, they added a line of concert band music to their catalogue, which continues to flourish.  More recently they added music for orchestra (youth, string and full), brass ensemble, chorus, jazz ensemble and chamber ensembles. 

In addition they are the sole distributor of 'Whole Sum Productions' percussion catalogue (WS).  Their music receives extensive exposure through performances on international concerts, clinics and conventions and is widely available on compact disc.

Year Composed / Copyright Date :2014 / 
Duration :4Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
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Programme Notes / Performance Details :

 "The inspiration for TetraCurrent stems from an ad lib session during a break in a recording session. The first idea the composer explored for this piece was the use of the tone clusters as a recurring accompanying rhythmic figure. The melodic ideas were then constructed over this idea and developed from there. This piece can be categorized as an intermediate level work. Three marimbas are required (players 1 and 4 can share) and the use of a 5-octave is optional. 

 

TetraCurrent was premiered by the Ballard High School Percussion Ensemble (Louisville, KY), under the direction of Jay Matheney and Kevin Luken in the fall of 2015." (www.chadfloyd.com)

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