Music 413 Optional Project: Writing For And/Or Performing Suitcase Percussion
Michael Compitello will assist us in realizing new ‘Suitcase Percussion’ works for the Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 IGIGI Marathon Concert in Sudler Hall. Students in Music 413 are invited to write a work for this concert. Composing a new piece is optional; HOWEVER, you MUST perform in 2 or 3 of the pieces on the concert on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012.
Dates and Deadlines
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
Suitcase Percussion Workshop I with Michael Compitello: writing for ‘Suitcase Percussion.’
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Suitcase Percussion Workshop II with Michael Compitello: writing for ‘Suitcase Percussion’ – bring 1/2 minutes of music for this workshop.
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Suitcase Percussion Workshop III with Michael Compitello: writing for ‘Suitcase Percussion’ – bring your finished piece for this workshop.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012: IGIGI Marathon Concert in Sudler Hall – 6:00 pm!
Be prepared to perform!
A number of works that Michael Compitello shared in Workshop I are in the Resources Folder of the Composition Seminar classesv2 website.
Sam Solomon’s How To Write For Percussion is on reserve in the Gilmore Music Library.
- Write for either a percussion duo, trio or quartet: works should be 4′-6′ in length.
- You will have one actual percussionist as a performer, who you may assign up to ten instruments.
- Your other performers are you and your composer colleagues in the class, who you may assign from two to five instruments.
- Opera Gong-1
- Ceramics: flower pots-4
- Glass: wine glasses-4; wine bottles-4; glass bowls-2
- Skins: bongos-2; tanborin-1; tambourine-1
- Woods: slabs-2; woodblock-1; clave-1; guiro-2; bamboo chimes-1
- Metals: crotales-4/5; pipes-4; cowbells-2; almglocken-4; earthplates-2; sleighbell-1; beer cans-4; metal bowls-2