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Upcoming Shows

 
January 14 - 18, 2018
NYC Recording Residency
with Tom Burnett and Elliott Levin

Saturday, January 20
Brooklyn Loft Series
with Renee Baker
Details TBA

February
Writing/Recording Retreat, NY

Saturday, April 14, 8 p.m.
MSFS Showcase with Sub-Verse
NMS Recital Hall
New Haven, CT

Friday, May 18, 8 p.m.
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Written Catalogue of Works (Visit Audio mp3s or Videos for samples)

We are excited to introduce a new work, the largest and most ambitious in our collection: Child of the Earth (un niño busca a Dios) is a symphony for percussion that was commissioned by Jonathan Haas for the NYU Percussion Ensemble. The group premiered the work on May 1, 2017 at Steinhardt Hall at New York University in Manhattan. Please contact us directly for perusal scores/recordings. Child of the Earth is written for 16 players (some movements can be adapted for fewer players) and is in four movements, as below:

I. Mother Nature (la inocencia pérdida)
II. Mysticism (Carillon)
III. A Journey (baile de los tambores)
IV. Beauty and Its Passing (cuando habíamos podido amar)

Jonathan Haas had this to say: "It is rare that an epic composition, Child of the Earth, emerges from within the percussion ensemble repertoire in our modern times of compositionally downsizing to accommodate portability. Thomas Kozumplik has captured the grandeur, expressive qualities  and subtle intricacies of the percussion orchestra, heard rarely in works by celebrated composers including Charles Ives, Percy Grainger, Alberto Ginestera, Charles Wourinen and Gunter Schuller. For any percussion ensemble music director who is committed to bringing forward, works of great importance and significance, Child of the Earth must be at the top of the list of exceptional and provocative works for percussion orchestra.” (JH 2017)

Jonathan Haas,
Director of the NYU Percussion Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival Percussion Ensemble and the Juilliard Pre College Percussion Ensemble.


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Scores are available through the MSFS store. If you don't see a score you are interested in, please contact us directly.

Below is a partial catalogue of our works to date:

Repertoire for Marimba and Steel Drum Duet
  • Rebirth (marimba chorale) 
  • Almglocken Melodien (marimba, steel drum)
  • Underground  (marimba, steel drum)  Commissioned by and Dedicated to Stephen Martin
  • Zodiac Dust  (marimba, steel drum, glockenspiel, optional strings)
  • As A Child  (marimba, steel drum, voices, NBC chimes, looper)
  • Tulip (marimba, vibraphone, piano) Dedicated to Patty Tighe

Repertoire for marimba, steel drum, and extended instrumentations:

  • I Knew (we shouldn’t) (steel drum, marimba, voice, piano, cello)
  • So Strong (voices, organ, marimba, steel drum, drums, electric guitar) Dedicated to Mike Rolon
  • Sakura (we must love) (voices, piano, organ, drums, marimba, electric guitar)
  • Epilogue  (voices, marimba, piano, electronics)
Repertoire for Multi-percussion Duets (including gongs, bottles, eLog, drums, woodblocks, Chinese opera gongs, shakers, Rose Echo, almglocken, cymbals, electronics)
  • The Existentialist (multi-percussion/drums, eLog)
  • Alchemy  (Rose echo, drums, bottles, almglocken)
  • Alchemy II: Dreamland (multi-percussion/drums, Rose echo, e-cymbals, voices) 
  • Dark Matter (multi-percussion/drums, eLog, rose echo) 
  • The Return of Chickchi (multi-percussion)
  • DBC (multi-percussion)
  • Walls of Waves (multi-percussion)
  • Son of Odin (multi-percussion)
  • Clouds (electro acoustic drums and loop pedal)

Traditional drumming

  • Traditional Cuban (bata)
  • Inter-Tribal (drum, turtle shell shaker, and voices)
  • Traditional Haitian (congas)

Native American Flute and drums

  • American Elder