Percussive Piano

Drumsolos & Groove Etudes

‘Drumsolo’ is one of the two original main ideas for the Percussive Piano project. I asked composers to accept this challenge to challenge me: ‘using a drumsolo from the pop/jazz-literature as a foundation, compose a piece for piano that still feels like a drumsolo’.

The result untill now:

Paul M. van Brugge – ‘Percussive Portraits’

Florian Magnus Maier – ‘Lilith & Samael’

Jesse Passenier – ‘Dom’s Drums’

Eduardo Rojo González – ‘Blues for Piano & Tape’

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‘Groove Etude’ – a piece that compositionally and technically explores the possibilities of groove within contemporary piano playing – is one of the two original main ideas for the Percussive Piano project. I asked composers to accept this challenge to challenge me with their groovy virtuoso piano pieces. The result untill now:

Michiel Mensingh – ‘F.U.B.A.R.’ (Funked Up Beyond All Recognition)

Leung Chi-hin – ‘The groove is in the groove’

Maja Matić – ‘L’électronique’

Jelte Heringa – ‘Hittepetit’

Wilbert Bulsink – ‘Groeven’

and four great pieces to be premiered later this year:

Niels van der Weiden – ‘Palito’

Andreas Kunstein – ‘Toccata nr. 2’

Lars Skoglund – ‘Labyrint II’

Philemon Mukarno – ‘Oxysin’

 

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Oasis

A juxtaposition to Drumsolos and Groove Etudes in the Percussive Piano concerts are the ‘Oasis‘-pieces.

I asked composers the following:

==Challenge: compose a piece that provides a feeling of intense happiness==

Tom Dicke – De klokken van Tintigny

Neus kaori – Kokuu no Hitofude (Brushstrokes in the vacuum)