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August 15-27
Bardin-Niskala Duo at Avaloch Farm Music Institute

August 27-September 2
Burnett, Kozumplik, Yearwood Trio at Artfarm

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Catalogue/Discography - performance scores are available for all original works/arrangements

Link to Discography: https://musicstartsfromsilence.bandcamp.com/

Program Notes/Info
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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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