Today we watched a video on the group that auditions for KODO – fascinating dedication and spectacular music – and all only for drums!
Your composer packet assignment is on KODO. I can’t wait to read what you discovered and to play more of their music for you. Other percussion composers we will be discussing/reviewing: Ney Rosauro and Carlos Chavez.
Here is a link to Carlos Chavez’ piece, “Toccata for Percussion” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70PpldVJ_RY
Here is a fascinating bit of information on the piece: http://www.laphil.com/philpedia/music/toccata-for-percussion-carlos-chavez (Yes, John Cage is mentioned.)