Composer: Paolo Cimmino
Instrument: Percussion Duo
Duration: 6 min.
This composition can be run on several frame drums, as the Bodran and Tar, or it can be performed on set-up. In the first case interpretation allow a more evocative atmosphere of the Middle East. In the second's articulation variety of instruments that make up the set-up provides the ability to heal and balance more closely the dynamics.
Original version also include string ensemble. Complete material (incl. score) is 40 EURO.
Bass Drum (1)
Floor Tom (1)
About the composer +
Born in Naples, Paolo Cimmino began his career as a member of the San Carlo Theatre Orchestra of Naples, performing with them for 12 years. During that time he also studied ethnic music and jazz.
He teaches percussion at the G. Martucci Conservatoire in Salerno, frame drums and Principles of Ethnic Music at MusicAteneo of University in Salerno. He is invited regularly to present master classes throughout Europe, including the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik Weimer, Music Academy Bijelovar, and various music schools and conservatories in Italy (Trento, Fermo, Parma, Roma, Napoli).
Paolo is the co-founder of ‘Società Italiana Tamburi a Cornice’ and is continuously working to introduce the possibilities of frame drums to larger audiences. A passionate educator, Paolo has written a wealth of educational material on the ‘Tamburello’ (Italian tambourine like instrument) and its technique, including the highly acclaimed ‘A new way of playing tamburello’ published by Note di Merito and Five Tamburello Solos Ed. Artemide (Italy). He has also produced a DVD ‘La tammurriata, antiche tradizioni e future Possibilità’ (The History and Future of the Tammurriata).
The Norsk Musikforlag published ‘Hidden Tears for Marimba and Tambourine’ and il Sorpasso for setup. In addition to his role as an educator, Paolo purses an active freelance career with regular concerts in Italy and around Europe. He performs not only as a soloist but also with duos including Clay Drums India with Ghatam Suresh and Framed Resonance with Daniella Ganeva.
Percussive Notes, May, 2014
Italian percussionist Paolo Cimmino has masterfully composed a very accessible, yet quite challenging, short duet for a five-octave marimbist and a compact multiple-percussion setup. This threeminute work is scored entirely in 5/4 and creates a suave, off-centered groove with the marimba maintaining a tonal center of A minor throughout. Tasteful dynamics (especially on the drums) are a necessity for balance and blend.
Both performers will have the opportunity to shape a dialogue of a moderately-lighthearted pop style with the ultimate challenge of maintaining a tempo marking of quarter note equals 155. The “kick” drum is not played with a pedal but positioned on its side and performed as one of five membranes. Although there is a tuneful melody presented in the upper marimba part, the overall effect is rhythmic.
Credits Front Cover Graphics and Layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
Engraving: Paolo Cimmino & Johan Svitzer
Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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