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Doctor Beat

Composer: Philippe Limoge

Instrument: Percussion Trio

Level: Easy/Intermediate

Published: 2022

Price: €40.00

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  • Description +
    • Preface

      The starting point of the piece refers to the intelligent Doctor Beat metronome very often used by percussionists / drummers. Built on the principle of "Phase Shift", the piece produces a multi-channel sound in space. The 3 percussionists build or deconstruct the set of drums and accessories (Bass Drum, Hi-Hat, Snare Drum, Toms, Cymbals…) on an ostinato which recalls the “beat repeat” of electronic music. These can sometimes be hypnotic. The dialogue is continuous and relayed by a multitude of sounds (sticks, skins, circles… ). The rhythms refer to the world of Jazz-rock. The piece requires a good technical level and a strong pulse ...as the Doctor.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Required Instruments

      Player 1
      Snare Drum
      Tom (low)
      Bass Drum with pedal
      Cymbal, Crash/Ride (18”)

      Player 2
      Snare Drum
      Tom (low)

      Player 3
      Snare Drum
      Tom (low)
      Bass Drum with pedal
      Cymbal, Crash/Ride (18”)

  • Watch+
    • Performed by Paco Dubas, Cédric Rouyer and Philippe Limoge

  • About the composer +
    • Philippe Limoge studied music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and at the same time practiced drums in jazz groups. His numerous encounters made him travel through contemporary music (in the company of P. Boulez, P. Eötvös, J. Nott…) jazz (F. Tortiller, A. Emler, K. Chemirani, P. Héral…) and chamber music (The Labèque sisters, M. Becquet….). He’s laureate of the Gaudeamus Competition (Holland) and won the 2nd Prize at the Clermont-Ferrand International Vibraphone Competition. In 2004, he founded the Percuduo with Damien Petitjean. His Concerts / Masterclasses have led him to perform in France (Radio France Festival, Today Music, Perkumania, Avignon Festival, Flâneries de Reims, Brass party, ...) and abroad (Japan, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, England, Holland, Luxembourg…). He’s the author of works edited by Billaudot, Alfonce Production, Phill ’publication, Svitzer Editions, Kédia Music Create…). Since 2018, he has been developing new interactive game concepts between electronics and acoustics using Max for Live tools and Ableton software. His discography includes ten CDs ranging from solo to large ensemble. Philippe Limoge is a YAMAHA, SABIAN and LACROIX STICKS artist.

  • Credits +
    • Front Cover layout: Nicola Lee

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