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@Percussion 304 -Composing for Percussion with Ben Wahlund

November 4, 2021


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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Karli Viña, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović
Producer: Ben Charles

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0:41 Today in history, November 4 - Premieres of Brahms First Symphony, Smetana Má vlast, Chabrier España, Borodin Prince Igor, Sibelius Finlandia, and Revueltas Ventanas
4:01 Welcome Ben Wahlund!
4:43 Mile Marker Zero Project at PASIC, Room 105, Thursday, November 11, 3:00
5:07 Ben’s Key West residency and the resulting Mile Marker Zero Project
7:15 Challenges of writing for 4.3 octave marimba
13:33 Unique challenges in Ben’s new work Service Industry and other pieces from the new collection, early influences
22:26 Inspiration from Julie Spencer
30:40 The idea of “releasing compositions into the wild” and learning from performers’ interpretations
34:34 Ben’s snare drum writing
37:57 Ben’s piece for snare drum and percussion ensemble, Pegasus
42:12 Should all percussionists compose? Where should they start?
1:00:12 Question from from Dmitry Konovalchuk: What is the main idea of Hard Boiled Capitalism? Who are your influences?