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The @Percussion - Episode 129 - Justin Alexander and Luis Rivera

August 16, 2019

129 - Novus Percutere Duo: Justin Alexander and Luis Rivera


This week we are joined by Justin Alexander (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Luis Rivera (University of South Alabama) of the Novus Percutere duo! NP aims to perform and commission works that appeal to their similar tastes in contemporary, rock, pop, and classical music. In addition to performing concerts around the United States, they released their first full length album entitled "symmetry | reflection" in 2015.

Watch here. Listen below.

0:00 Intro and hello
2:12 Upcoming projects?  
4:50 Being in a long-distance duo?  
13:14 Laurel/Ben: Goal setting with a sense of realism, and
psychology of unrealistic goals
bullet journals, action based and goal based.  
24:45 Plans to preserve practice time.
27:55 The new album and commissions?
37:09 Camber music competition / Costa Rica
47:30 Diversity and the John Mackey Midwest booth