Friday, December 29, 2006


I just finished composing the percussion pieces comissioned by the percussion ensemble "Drumming" , for their performance "Zapping" (a tribute to Frank Zappa).

I used some recordings of Zappa's voice (interviews) that I found in the net and that will be used as a background soundtrack on which the percussion players will play.

I composed 4 pieces, a total of 10 minutes of music:

"Love Boat" (for 7 percussionists - xylophone, 2 marimbas, vibraphone, glockenspiel, gong, triangle, tubular bells and drums)

"Bad Shape" (for 6 percussionists - xylophone, 2 marimbas, 2 vibraphones, glockenspiel and drums)

"Many Z Sounds" (for 5 percussionists - xylophone, 2 marimbas and 2 vibraphones)

"The End of the World" (for 6 percussionists - temple blocks, woodblock, claves, bongo, tom-toms, cymbals, triangle and gong) > > > > > > click here to listen

The première will be in 19 and 20 January 2007 at Teatro Viriato (Viseu / Portugal).

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