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Behind the scenes
w/ Nathaniel Bartlett

Get a closer look at the installation of Bartlett's Unseasonal Events Change Hands exhibit.

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!

for two marimbas?

Marimbist Andrea Venet arranged two of her favorite Radiohead pieces (Weird Fish and Pyramids) into an amazing combo piece for two marimbas and more. With Escape 10 partner Annie Stevens, they make it work!

Michael Burritt on musical influences

In a series of two interviews, Eastman's Michael Burritt talks about the composer Alejandro Vinao, his music and his influence as a composer.


From the Vault:
Bob Becker's Palta

An oldie, but a goodie: Bob Becker and NEXUS perform Palta at Super Percussion, Tokyo Music Joy Festival on February 25, 1988. No HD video needed ... the music speaks for itself.

Fandango 13
brought to life

"I think of Fandango 13 as a virtuosic burst of energy from beginning to end. It was premiered by the Eastman Percussion Ensemble at PASIC 2013 and dedicated to those players who brought it to life so brilliantly ..."
-Michael Burritt


UECH: Summer to Fall

More ΩmegaVibe Info

Meet Andrea Venet

MJB on Vinao: Part 2

NEXUS Recordings

Buy the Sheet Music


New Releases from KPP

David Kent: Timpani Playing in the 21st CenturyDavid Kent: Timpani Playing in the 21st Century

This book is much more than a "Method" book. It is a treatise on timpani style, temperament and preparation for life in an orchestra.

Kent's new book gives insight into every aspect of timpani performance, and every player should read it.

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Jorge Sarmientos: Concerto for 5 Timpani and Orchestra, Op. 31Jorge Sarmientos: Concerto for Five Timpani and Orchestra Op. 31

This concerto is destined to become one of the most important and often-performed works in the solo timpani literature.

Although the work was premiered in the 1960s, it has been  unpublished and unavailable  ... until now.

  An Interview with Fred Begun on the Concerto
Naomi Sekiya: Night WindNaomi Sekiya: Night Wind
Described by the Los Angeles Times as "intense, dramatic, masterfully colored, and uncompromising," Naomi Sekiya continues to explore her works with resonant soundscapes, bold instrumental effects and eloquent structures.

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Artist News

Vibe Sensation Warren Wolf signs with Malletech

Multi-instrumentalist and rising star Warren Wolf joins a growing roster of artists who are choosing to perform on Malletech instruments. "Man, those vibes are really sweet," Wolf noted, "I'm super pumped about playing them!"

Wolf performs on a Malletech OmegaVibe and is currently developing his own series of Malletech mallets.

  Read Warren's Bio

Warren Wolf


8th Marimba Players International Festival

Villahermosa, Mexico

Christos Rafalides is in Mexico this weekend with Point Two, playing at the International Marimba Festival.

August 29, 2014

  Event Details

Christos Rafalides