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Gordon Stout talks about composition

One of KPP's most prolific composers, Gordon Stout discusses his process of composition. "I compose by plaing the instrument ... so I don't get a musical idea if I don't hear sounds from playing the instrument."


Bach and Beyond:
An Interview w/ LHS

Leigh Howard Stevens

Percussive Notes
' Nathan Daughtry caught up with Leigh Howard Stevens to talk about his upcoming masterclass at PASIC '14, Bach and more.

The ΩmegaVibe's
PASIC debut

When we were ready to introduce the world to our ΩmegaVibe, we turned to one of the best jazz vibists out there: Joe Locke. Check out what the instrument can do in the hands of a master!

Will James on
snare drum sticks

"When Malletech first came to me and asked me to design a snare drum stick, my first response was Why?! ...  And now I can't imagine not having them in my bag."
- Will James


On the Road with
Malletech's Roadster

Marimbists have been raving for years about how easy it is to travel with a Malletech Roadster Marimba. Check out how the Escape 10 duo manages to fit ALL their gear into the back of one vehicle ... with ease!

Happy Halloween
from Malletech ...

... and Optimus Prime.

Apparently in Rochester, NY things are getting just plain weird.

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!


Music by G. Stout

Get LHS's Bach Book

ΩmegaVibe: From A-Z

Buy The Sticks

Watch Them Perform!

We Got Your Bach ...


New Releases from KPP

Leigh Howard Stevens: Method of Movement (German Edition)L.H. Stevens: Method of Movement für Marimba (German Edition)

The most detailed text ever written on the subject of four-mallet playing. 15 chapters covering grip, strokes, shifts, tone production, interval changes, efficient movement around the instrument.

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Daniel Kessner: A KnocktetDaniel Kessner: A Knocktet

This work is a brief, five-minute burst of rhythmic energy ... a piece that requires neither a lot of instruments or much setup time. It is a piece to play and enjoy.

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Michael Burritt: Fandango 13Michael Burritt: Fandango 13

The percussion sextet Fandango 13 is a re-working of an earlier piece for keyboard percussion quartet and from a larger work commissioned by the West Point Academy.

Video Performance of Fandango 13
Jean-Pascal Beintus: Cordes et lames

Jean-Pascal Beintus: Cordes et lames

The first movement uses a theme that begins mysteriously and develops into something obsessive. The second movement is meditative, lyric and calming. The third movement bursts with energy and rhythm.

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Artist News

Greg Giannascoli

Marimbist Greg Giannascoli joins the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Eric Ewazen's Marimba Concerto.

November 1 @ 8:00 PM

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Greg Giannascoli


Warren Wolf

Hailed by Downbeat as "an artist of immense ability and taste," vibraphonist Warren Wolf and his WOLFPACK take to the stage in the Oxford American jazz series.

November 6 @ 8:00 PM

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Warren Wolf


Stefon Harris

Featured artist Stefon Harris is part of a weekend-long celebration that brings the spirit of New Orleans to Harlem, recreating the energy and ambiance of Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse.

November 7 @ 10:00 PM

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Stefon Harris