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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 playing 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.

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!

Memories from
PASICs past

The countdown to PASIC '14 is on! Don't forget to look for Malletech in the exhibit hall and check out the many sessions from Malletech artists.

In the meantime ... here's Ed Smith from PASIC '12.

Nathaniel Bartlett's
New Paradigm


Percussive Notes
' Kurt Gartner delves into Nathaniel Bartlett's timeSpacePlace: dynamic percussive performances involving much more than a man and his marimba.

Music by G. Stout

Get LHS's Bach Book

Buy The Sticks

Watch Them Perform!

More About Bartlett

More About Bartlett


New Releases from KPP

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: Sara's SongMichael Burritt: Sara's Song

"Sara’s Song was written in 2005 for one of my dear friends' daughter's wedding, Sara Sartarelli. I believe the short work represents my feelings for the family as well as the emotional significance of this beautiful occasion." --MJB

Watch Michael Burritt perform Sara's Song
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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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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Artist News

Drew Tucker

Vibraphonist Drew Tucker brings his third, and most exciting show yet, to the Arts Garage, blending his traditional jazz roots with influences from pop, rock and R&B icons to create a memorable musical experience.

November 29 @ 8 PM

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Drew Tucker


Scott Herring

Marimbist Dr. Scott Herring will perform a world premiere of James Oliverio's "Dynasty" double timpani concerto for Wind Ensemble at the Univeristy of South Carolina.

December 4 @ 7:30 PM

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Scott Herring