3G Percussion will be performing at Super Happy Fun Land in downtown Houston on January 8th at 9pm. The program includes new music for the ensemble, improvisation, and other works for percussion.
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It's surely been a healthy experience for us to create a program that doesn't involve typical concert instruments such as marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, timpani, etc. Acquiring these large, expensive instruments takes time and the right resources. Are we going to wait to perform as a group until we get these instruments..? No. What kind of percussion repertoire can we play...? Well, how about compositions that require a less expensive and more portable insturmentation?
The Super Happy Fun Land show is just the beginning of our exploration for portable percussion pieces. We are currently in the process of commissioning new works for 3G Percussion that meet this criteria.
We believe that percussionists can put on a top notch performance without marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, etc. Possibly, even more engaging and exciting performances.
Below are links to a few great pieces that utilize a more portable instrumentation.Water, Wine, Brandy, Brine by Viet CuongMusic For Pieces of Wood by Steve ReichLife is (Blank) by Jason TreutingMusique de Table by Thierry de Mey?Corporal by Vinko GlobokarLiving Room Music III. Melody by John CageTlön by Mark ApplebaumAphasia by Mark Applebaum (a trio piece like this would be neat!)