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Stamino-Sosti - Single

by Bruce Hamilton & Exit 9 percussion group

This minimalist/maximalist work employs a wide palette of instruments from various cultures, features brief improvised solos, repetition, talea, and several referential and hybrid grooves overlaid on an unchanging pulse.
Genre: Classical: Percussion Ensemble
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1. Stamino-Sosti (for percussion quartet and tape)
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Stamino-sosti is a kinetic ritual that explores virtuosity and sound color against a slowly-changing pulsing backdrop. The work’s core was developed from a step-sequencer improvisation; the percussion parts were subsequently added to provide motivic elements, surface varieties, and formal contrasts; more electroacoustic events were finally layered in to tie everything together. The end result is rather relentless---I hope in a hypnotic/exciting way. Stamino-sosti was written for EXIT 9 percussion group in 2007-08 and premiered in May 2008 at Western Washington University. --BH

Exit 9 Percussion Group: Pete Saleh, Mike Ramsey, Britton Mathews, Ken Riehman

EXIT 9 percussion group is a leading percussion ensemble in the contemporary music scene, tapping diverse percussion expertise to create a fresh, unconventional sound. Whether performing ragtime xylophone, steel pan calypso, West African drumming, or premiering exciting newly commissioned works, EXIT 9 is devoted to exposing invigorating and innovative percussion works.

Exit 9Members Peter Saleh, Kenneth Riehman, Mike Ramsey and Britton Matthews are committed to the culture of music from across the globe, including Africa, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Exit 9 members have traveled worldwide, not only as performers, but also as students of music, constantly exploring the musical traditions of new cultures.

Formed in the spring of 2002 as the graduate percussion quintet of Rutgers University in New Jersey, the group has taken its unique contemporary percussion sound to tens of thousands of people around the world. In 2002 and 2004, Exit 9 was featured at the Jeju Band Festivals at Seoul National University in South Korea; in 2004, Exit 9 was awarded grand prize at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. Prominent artist billings include the 2004, 2005 and 2009 Eastern Shore Music Festivals in Easton, Maryland, and the Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey. The ensemble has performed at The Juilliard School, McCarther Theater, Western Washington University, George Street Play House and Two Rivers Theater.

Notable collaborations include artist and marimbist Simon Boyar, composers Brett Dietz and Bruce Hamilton, choreographer Christian Von Howard, and the New Jersey Arts Collective.

Currently based in the greater New York area, the ensemble has performed hundreds of clinics in schools and community centers. Exit 9 Percussion Group is artist-in-residence for the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Exit 9 percussion group

Bruce Hamilton composes and performs music in a variety of genres. He has performed as a percussionist, improviser, and electronic musician for over 20 years. His music is published by Non Sequitur Music and can be heard on the Albany, Amaranth, and/OAR, Capstone, Memex, Phill, SEAMUS, and Mark labels. Hamilton has received honors, awards and commissions from ALEA III, AMC, ASCAP, PAS, Barlow Endowment, Carbondale Community Arts, Indiana University, Jerome Foundation, National Society of Arts and Letters, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Whatcom Symphony, Russolo-Pratella Foundation, and SEAMUS. Recent performances have included those at the NWEAMO Festival, Friends of Rain, Electronic Music Midwest, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. He is a frequent contributor to the ImprovFriday and Society for Shorty New Music online communities.

Over the past six years Hamilton has performed laptop-based electroacoustic music under various monikers at the Decibel Festival, Hempfest, Sonarchy Radio, and various venues around the Northwest.

A co-organizer of the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, Hamilton is currently Associate Professor of Music at Western Washington University, where he teaches music theory, composition, and directs the electroacoustic music studio (WWEAMS). He lives in Bellingham with composer Lesley Sommer and their son Miles.



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