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    "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    Hey ya'll.... hope your holidays are going well. I am posting my latest mini-work entitled, "A Quiet Place to Think" which is written for an indoor percussion ensemble. In an effort to make an indoor percussion show, I am having this be the "ballad" of the show, or Part II. Part I would be my earlier title, "Rush". I will later write part III. I am not sure how I am going to tie them all in, but once I am done individually with all of them I will fix the transitions.

    But...ok, here goes what THIS piece is all about. The picture I am trying to present is about someone finding a quiet place in escape from the "Rush" of everyday life. It starts with a vibraphone and builds with a kind of thoughtful ostinato pulsating. When the impact point comes, it is supposed to make an image of one's thoughts coming "alive."

    I don't know if it all makes sense, but starts as thoughts in a quiet place and then comes alive.

    It's a rough draft, just seeing what you guys think of it.

    :-D Thank ya'll.


    Part II: A Quiet Place to Think

    http://www.whiteoakband.com/aquietplacetothink.mp3

    Part I: Rush (For those of ya'll who haven't heard the anticipated part I of the show.)

    http://www.whiteoakband.com/Rush.mp3

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    Hello, nievesvillasenor

    I really enjoyed your indoor percussion piece - very brief as it was! I'm hoping more Forum members have a chance to hear the interesting work you're doing.

    Randy B.

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    Very effective and creative percussion writing! This sounds like it works really well for indoor ensemble. A lot of people here probably are unfamiliar with what indoor percussion events entail... I don't know enough about them to offer much info myself, but I'm sure just a brief "enlightenment" from you would be valuable and appreciated. From what little I've seen, these events are really cool.

    Looking forward to more! Thanks for posting this!

    Danny

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    WOW had to listen to it twice to just check there wasn't anything else creeping into that but no its pure percussion. Fantastic piece although I was wanting more by the end of it. Can't wait to hear more like this from you.

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    Sounds good, nievesvillasenor. I like percussion, and this sounds nice. Was this using GPO or CAMB?

    --Richard

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    It sounds good to me. Using only percussion takes you in a different direction.

    With percussion you have the ability to shape it differently at any point.



    Phil

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    Great stuff! I loved the texture of the opening. Very subtle.

    Keep us posted with any more developments.

    Owen

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    I saw my first percussion ensemble somewhere around 35 years ago and have loved them ever since. This is some cool composing you have here. I guess I missed "Rush" from before so I checked it out as well.

    My guess is that you will have no problems tying all of these together.

    Well Done

    Ron

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    Re: "A Quiet Place to Think" Indoor Percussion Ensemble

    Excellent! Back in my college days (in the early
    1800's, that is), we had a great group of percussionists
    including Tom Wubbenhorst and Bill Lampe who frequently
    performed concert hall pieces like this... I developed
    quite a liking for it.

    This kind of work, in the contained environment of
    an indoor venue -- I do hope you get this performed
    live, it'll really rock the walls!

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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