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 Matic – ‘L’Électronique’

Jelte Heringa – ‘Hittepetit’

Wilbert Bulsink – Groeven

and four great pieces to be premiered later:

Niels van der Weiden – Palito

Andreas Kunstein Toccata nr. 2a

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)