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Piece Title : Electric Thoughts
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Dificulty Rating :
Level : Intermediate
Composer / Arranger : Trevino, Ivan
Composer / Arranger Details:

(b.1983) Ivan Trevino is a musician who wears many hats. He`s a rock drummer at heart, and brings that spirit into other avenues of his life, such as classical percussion, composing, and teaching.

Ivan has performed, recorded, and composed extensively with Break of Reality, a national touring cello and percussion quartet. As a founding member of Break of Reality, Ivan has reached international acclaim, selling over 40,000 albums worldwide and performing extensively across the U.S.

As a composer, Ivan has received multiple prizes and commissions, including 1st Prize (2011) and 2nd Prize (2007) in the Percussive Arts Society`s International Composition Contest. His indie rock influence is evident in his compositions, which are becoming standard repertoire for collegiate and professional musicians.

Ivan holds a Master`s Degree in percussion performance from The Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Michael Burritt and John Beck. He also holds a Professional Certificate in Music Business from Berklee College of Music`s Extension School. 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :1 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion
Instrument / Discipline :
Instrumentation : 5 Octave Marimba (Low C)
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums :
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2014 / 
Duration :8Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :
Sheet Music Available From :(Published by the composer) http://www.ivandrums.com/html/contact.php     Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

"Electric Thoughts (2014) is scored for marimba soloist + tape and was commissioned by a consortium of percussionists led by Dr. Christopher Lizak.

Electronic pop music has had a lasting influence on my musical and compositional vocabulary. From Radiohead’s Kid A to Jon Hopkins’ Insides, I’ve been drawn to music that organically melds artificial instruments with real ones.


Given our constant need for technology, the idea with Electric Thoughts is to find a balance, using the tape part to simply enhance, and not overtake, the real life performer. I attempt to accomplish this by taking my favorite qualities of the marimba and enhancing them with electronic accompaniment; coupling rhythmic passages with unison drum beats and lyrical passages with electronically sustained sounds. This healthy balance reflects the role I’d like technology to play in my my own life; a balanced accompaniment."


– Ivan Trevino, Sept. 2014 (www.ivandrums.com)

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