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The @Percussion - Episode 178 - Lee Hinkle

August 16, 2019

178 - Lee Hinkle


Dr. Hinkle is a percussionist and classically trained baritone vocalist whose percussion playing has been called “rock-steady” by the Washington Post and having “a notable sense of flare [sic]” by Potomac Stages. He is currently serving as the principal percussionist for the 21st Century Consort: the resident new music ensemble at the Smithsonian American Art Gallery, a position he has held since 2012. He made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2014 with the world premiere performance of Baljinder Sekhon’s Double Percussion Concerto for two percussion soloists and wind ensemble. He holds masters and D.M.A. degrees from the University of Maryland and a B.M. degree from the University of South Florida, summa cum laude.

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0:00 Intro and Hello.
3:00 21st Century Consort
7:00 Stuart Saunders Smith, programming, theatrical percussion, theatrical percussion in Europe.
24:04 What brought you into theatrical percussion?
29:35 What repertoire would you recommend for someone starting theatrical percussion?
35:30 The resistance to avant-garde music, the value?
42:20 How has theatrical percussion informed your traditional percussion playing?
47:37 Casey: sound: Sonification and Wanda Díaz-Merced
55:27 How you practice the some of the challenges in these theatrical pieces?