The innovative, groundbreaking Brooklyn-based quartet So Percussion have redefined this is of the word “percussion ensemble.” Though set up in 1999 to try out contemporary classical functions, they have caused an array of composers, music artists, and documenting artists in various other genres aswell. Furthermore to drums and traditional percussion equipment, Therefore Percussion have produced their own equipment and play from tea mugs and walnut planks to rose pots and amplified cactus. The group emerged jointly as graduate learners on the Yale College of Music, though Jason Treuting may be the only remaining unique member. Adam Sliwinski became a member of in 2002, Josh Quillen in 2006, and Eric Seaside in 2007. The group’s preliminary purpose was to execute the repertoire of 20th hundred years masters such as for example John Cage, Steve Reich, George Crumb, and Iannis Xenakis. After an encounter with David Lang, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and co-founder of New York’s Bang on the Can, their eyesight shifted and extended. Their 1st commissioned function was his three-movement The So-Called Laws and regulations of Character, in 2002. It had been recorded alongside Evan Ziporyn’s Melody Competition on the self-titled debut in 2004 for Cantaloupe Music. Subsequently, they started commissioning new functions from additional composers including Steven Mackey and Paul Lansky, in addition to Lang. In 2005 Therefore Percussion released a completely different connection with Reich’s classic structure Drumming. The four people performed all nine percussion tools, as well as the composer’s personal group of performers collaborated together. To be able to expand their focus even more, they started to compose their very own works, you start with Amid the Sound by Treuting. It had been released exactly the same yr with accompanying video clips by Jenise Treuting. They proceeded to go a stage further in 2007, creating their very own label, shhh Productions, release a projects beyond your parameters of the record cope with Cantaloupe Music. The debut launch for shhh was an audio/video bundle of a efficiency of composer Dan Trueman’s Five (And-a-Half) Landscapes, recorded by Therefore Percussion and Trollstilt with video artwork from Judy Trueman. In 2008 they started developing the Music for Trains task in southern Vermont. The task took place throughout a monthlong residency that focused around performances around Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, including their teach stations. These shows included pre-recorded mp3 players — to become listened to within the trains — sundry components gathered from the city, an on-stage sculpture by Ahren Ahrenholz, and video. This is implemented in ’09 2009 with the evening-length creation Imaginary City, motivated by Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Metropolitan areas. The project utilized source material in the six metropolitan areas that commissioned it and where it had been performed: Brooklyn, Houston, Cleveland, Helena, Denver, and Burlington. It included video by Jenise Treuting and was aimed by Rinde Eckert. That yr also found the creation from the Therefore Percussion Summer season Institute (SoSI), founded in ’09 2009, on Princeton University’s campus. Therefore Percussion’s first documented nonclassical cooperation occurred for the 2010 recording Treasure Condition with American digital band Matmos. This is merely the starting gambit within an ongoing sonic development. Collaborations and looks with performers as assorted as Dan Deacon, Bobby Previte, Medeski, Martin & Real wood, Glenn Kotche, the Dirty Projectors, among others adopted. The ensemble people had been also appointed co-directors of a fresh percussion department in the Bard University Conservatory of Music. Though it had been written to them in 2005, Therefore Percussion released their documenting of Lansky’s Threads in January of 2011. It had been the start of a prolific yr. In Sept, their reading of Reich’s Malletts was released within the composer’s WTC 9/11 recording on non-esuch, and their very own documenting of Mackey’s IT REALLY IS Time premiered by Cantaloupe. In Oct, Poor Mango, their documented cooperation with Dave Douglas, premiered for the trumpeter’s Greenleaf Music label, while they released their own functionality of Martin Bresnick’s Caprichos Enfaticos on Cantaloupe. It had been implemented in November by David Lang’s rating/soundtrack for the film The Woodmans. In March of 2012, Therefore Percussion commemorated Cage’s 100th birthday with some three American shows of his several works. Entitled WE ALL HAVE BEEN Moving in Different Directions, its heart was commensurate with his visual of indeterminacy; each evening’s display comprised different parts, and musical contributors Martin Schmidt, Deacon, Cenk Ergün, and Beth Meyers had been enlisted. A distinctive, limited commemorative documenting was packed and sold within an model of 300 copies. In Sept, the ensemble released Where (we) Reside in cooperation with guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Gray McMurray. In addition they staged multi-artist, media performances of the task. Therefore Percussion’s documenting of Trueman’s “notebook/percussion quartet with turntable” structure Neither Anvil Nor Pulley (which initial debuted in concert this year 2010) was released as an electronic download in 2013. Guy Forever (John Colpitts, aka Child A huge number) enlisted Therefore Percussion as co-billed collaborators for his springtime 2014 discharge, Ryonen.
Music Songs Water, Needles, I. Prelude -, Music for Wood and Strings:, Go, part I, II. Recitative -, Aluminum, sweetness, What the Hell, Treasure, July, June, tune, Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet I. Fast, III. Chorus -, IV. Aria -, dreamer, part III, Work Slow Life, Fire Escapes, X. Chorale Prelude, March, Recitative, May, part II, White, oscillation, pot melody, Drumkit Quartet #1, VIII. Recitative -, titles
Albums Glenn Kotche: Drumkit Quartets, Neither Anvil nor Pulley, Where (we) Live, Amid the Noise, Treasure State, Drumming (So Percussion), Paul Lansky: Threads, Steve Reich - Drumming, Bresnick: Caprichos Enfaticos, Threads, Music for Wood and Strings, So Percussion, Lang: The Woodmans - Music from the Film, Bobby Previte: Terminals
He is recognized as a virtuoso on the hi-hat. For this reason, Peter Gabriel recruited him to play the hi-hat on his 1986 song "Red Rain". Copeland is the first musician heard on the record.
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Dead Like Me (2003)
Golden Globes, USA
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Rumble Fish (1983)
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I have the most enormous gong in the world; it's bigger than Neil Peart's, and it's bigger than John Bonham's. If Neil has a revolving kit, then I have a bigger gong. I play other instruments as well, mind you, but drums are my main thing.
I didn't say I was religious. I'm a big fan of the Old Testament and the perfidy it contains. I read very little fiction.
[in 1980] We've broken all existing records as far back as The Beatles, at this point, in terms of speed of record sales, the kind of hysteria. There hasn't been such a clear lead for one group, ahead of all the rest. The last group who had a clear lead were Queen, but we're bigger now than Queen were then. We're probably bigger than Led Zeppelin too, because they never had any teen appeal or hysteria. I suppose the Bay City Rollers had hysteria, but they didn't have any music.
I have great respect for rap artists. In fact, not for the rap artists, but the people who make the music over which they rap. Rap music - the music itself is incredible - but [the people that make the music] are hardly ever credited. The guy who gets the credit, whose picture is on the album cover, is the guy who's making the unpleasant noise with stupid lyrics that don't mean anything to me. But the music underneath it is really important and really creative. Those guys never seem to be credited.
In our day, we were The Beatles of the '70s or the '80s or whichever...and we were the biggest thing since whatever and then six months after we broke up, Duran Duran were the biggest. After that, somebody else was and, six months ago, Oasis were the biggest. Now the Spice Girls are. So it's kind of hard to take any of that seriously.
The film composer has the widest skill set of any musician because he has to go to places that his instincts wouldn't take him. I learned all kinds of useful stuff that I now apply to my own artistic vision.
I was not a big fan of opera. I didn't really "get" the first few I saw until I saw a David Hockney production of "Tristan". That was en education as to what it's all about with opera: the power, the majesty, the kick-ass of a big orchestra and a big story.
I am a crusader, educating musicians who have the depth of talent for large-scale enterprises. I encourage them. It's really a lot of fun. It's magnificent when you hear the orchestra pump it out. Learning to score a chart is easier than learning French. There are fewer words and, being musicians, the people I'm talking about already have that covered.
When I was a film composer under a deadline those instruments would gather dust. And any time I spent hooting away on my bass clarinet just for the fun of it felt like time wasted. Then I came to the realization that it's not goofing off, that's what I'm here for.
Classical music was always going through my head. Even when I listened to Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] I imagined strings around him. I was never into opera, though. I had a problem with the singers. That exaggerated vibrato. It obscures the melody. Then I saw Wagner [Richard Wagner]'s "Parsifal" and I got it - overwrought dramatic subjects and overwrought dramatic music sobbing with emotion. When the opportunity to write one came, I thought, "There's nothing wrong with opera that a good opera wouldn't fix".
Smile my friends, in show-biz you have to take the rough with the smooth.
Virtuoso technique on the hi-hat
Plays drums utilizing the traditional grip, where the right hand uses an overhand grip of one drumstick, while the left hand uses an underhand grip of the other stick. This is a rarity among rock drummers, almost all of whom use match grip, or an overhand grip on both sticks.
Ever-present suede leather gloves when playing his drums