#3581: Percussion Ensembles

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Hear music for percussion ensemble on this New Sounds, including brand-new music by Chicago-based composer Mason Bates from his record, “Stereo Is King.”  Written for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Percussionist Cynthia Yeh, the title track is for electronics and a percussion trio of marimba, Thai gongs, and “toy drum set” (baby roto-toms and woodblocks) merged with processed Tibetan prayer-bowl recordings and restless drum n’ bass electronica. 

There’s also music by David T. Little which blends pre-recorded heavy metal guitar with the live percussion of the Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion.  Hear Part 1 of his “Haunt of Last Nightfall,” a piece that looks to the tragic massacre at El Mozote, El Salvador in December 1981.  Then listen to a collaborative work from So Percussion and Matmos, “Aluminum,” along with a work by Susie Ibarra, performed by Ethos Percussion. And more.

PROGRAM #3581 Percussion Ensembles (First aired on 3/25/2014)  

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Mason Bates

Stereo Is King

Stereo Is King, excerpt [1:20]

Innova 882
www.innova.mu

Ensemble et Al

Present Point Passed

Where the Past Goes Once You Forget

ensembleetal.bandcamp.com

Third Coast Percussion

Haunt of Last Nightfall

David T. Little: Haunt of Last Nightfall, Part  1 [15:37]

New Amsterdam Records 054
newamsterdamrecords.com

So Percussion + Matmos

Treasure State

Aluminum [7:03]

Cantaloupe Music 21065
www.cantaloupemusic.com

Mason Bates

Stereo Is King

Stereo Is King [12:34]

Innova 882
www.innova.mu

Ethos Percussion

Building

Susie Ibarra: These Trees That Speak, excerpt [9:00]

BR 084 cdbaby.com/ethospg3
ethospercussiongroup.org