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Gerassimez-Asventuras-SD

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Asventures by Alexj Gerassimez for solo snare drum. This unique piece uses a variety of playing implements to create a truly memorable solo. Duration: 7 minutes From the composer: The idea for "Asventuras" emerged four years ago during t...
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Asventures by Alexj Gerassimez for solo snare drum. This unique piece uses a variety of playing implements to create a truly memorable solo.
Duration: 7 minutes

From the composer:
The idea for "Asventuras" emerged four years ago during the preparation for a concert, in which I was supposed to play a rudimental snare drum piece.

While practicing this piece I noticed that many different colors and sounds that the snare drum is capable of producing were lacking in the composition. This made me start to experiment on the instrument and I ended up composing the part that became the middle part (page 4/5) of "Asventuras", played with brush and felt stick. It was followed by a counterpart (page 2). Over the years I thought of a rhythmical frame for the piece. The result was a structure of three parts which finally became the three columns of the piece (beginning, page 3 and end) with the basic rhythmical structure 3-1-4-1.

From the day I composed the first note, the name "Asventuras" was on my mind. Since the time I spent experimenting on all kinds of sounds and effects on the snare drum was adventurous, the connection with the word "adventure" must have had an influence on the name of my piece.

Alexej Gerassimez
Munich, August 2011

From Percussive Notes, Jason Baker writes, "This is my new favorite snare drum solo. As any composer or percussionist can attest to, the snare drum offers many compositional challenges. In lieu of traditional devices used with other instruments, such as melody and harmony, composers must venture into nontraditional techniques in order to establish a musical language for the instrument. This often includes complex rhythms, spectacles of technical mastery, and the use of various sticking implements and surfaces on the snare drum. While many composers have tried their hand at such techniques, relatively few have been successful in fusing them into music that can be appreciated and respected by both performers and audience members. "Asventuras" is the exception."

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