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@Percussion 270 - Sam Solomon

February 4, 2021



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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović, Karli Viña
Intro music by Reese Maultsby -

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0:12 introduction
1:46 today in history: birth of Alice Cooper, death of Iannis Xenakis and Karen Carpenter
4:51 Welcome Sam Solomon!
6:14 Sam’s new book, The Hitchhiker Etudes
16:20 John Cage’s 27’ 10.554”
22:20 Iannis Xenakis’s Omega
24:13 Juilliard Percussion Seminar online
28:25 chamber music online
32:53 NYT article: The San Francisco Symphony Plunges Into a New World, about Nico Muhly’s world premiere with the San Francisco Symphony under Esa-Pekka Salonen
40:20 What will we learn from pandemic experiences?
43:20 Sam’s older book, Advanced Rhythmic Studies
43:43 counting systems (1-e-and-a, etc.)
49:26 Sam’s book, How to Write for Percussion
1:00:18 percussion specialist vs. totalist
1:03:20 Facebook Question from Adam Silverman: How is it possible that you consistently appeared each year at both sides of the Tanglewood panoramic photograph?