Concerto for Florist and Ensemble from Mark Applebaum on Vimeo.

By Mark Applebaum (2009)
Performance at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, May 15, 2009.
James DelPrince, performance florist
Jane Rigler, flutes
Scott Rosenberg, saxophones
Brian McWhorter, trumpet
Mark Dresser, contrabass
Terry Longshore & Steven Schick, percussion
Mark Applebaum & Tom Nunn, sound-sculptures
The performance begins at 1:11 and is 50 minutes in length.
Bonus footage appears at 52:50.
Film footage edited by Constantin Basica.

Theme in Search of Variations I from Mark Applebaum on Vimeo.

A live performance of Mark Applebaum’s “Theme in Search of Variations I” for percussion trio by Compás – Terry Longshore, Bryan Jeffs, and Jacob Phelps-Ransom.

The SOU Percussion Ensemble premieres The Rebel Frog Goes Dancing, a new piece by SOU percussion instructor Bryan Jeffs.

Trumpet soloist – Jeff Richmond

Part of SOU’s winter 2014 percussion concert: Sing Softly and Carry a Big Stick.

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble with special guest SOU Chamber Choir premiere Jeff Richmond’s The Burden to Inspire Joy.

The SOU Percussion Ensemble giving the second performance of ensemble member Colin Malloy’s award winning composition (De/Con)struction in Steel and Electricity.

Part of the concert: Ionisation – (De/Con)struction
June 5, 2014
Terry Longshore, artistic director

Tom Berich, double seconds
Jeffrey Kolega, drums

40 Cryptograms from Mark Applebaum on Vimeo.

An interpretation of Mark Applebaum’s graphic score “40 Cryptograms” by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble.

duo-flamencoFriday, Sep. 26, 2014
Talent, Oregon
Self & Soul Center
6pm – Potluck/BYOB
7pm – Concert
Suggested Donation – $15-20
Rogue Valley House Concert Cooperative
House concert featuring a combination of early Spanish and flamenco music. Part of new the Rogue Valley House Concert Cooperative series. The Self & Soul Center is a beautiful spot and a great sounding, intimate room. Come enjoy this special evening!

Call 541-261-3811 for reservations – only a few tickets left!

Blackonwhite_TransparentWhat I’m Using:
YM-5100A 5-Octave Marimba
YV-3710M Vibraphone
YX-350 Xylophone
GSM-1465 Grand Symphonic Maple Snare Drum
YG-2500 Pedal Glockenspiel
CT-8XXB Concert Toms
Club Custom Drum Set
Recording Custom Drum Set

zildjianWhat I’m Using (some of the favorites):

22″ K Custom Dark Complex Ride
21″ K Custom Left Side Ride
21″ K Custom Special Dry Ride
19″ K Constantinople Crash/Ride
K Custom Dark Crashes (15″, 17″, 18″)
13″ K Mastersound Hi-Hats
13″ K/Z Hi-Hats
8″ K Splash
11″ Trash Splash
17″ K Constantinople Suspended
16″ Orchestral Suspended

vicfirthI use dozens of VF sticks and mallets – a few of my favorites are:
Drum Set: American Jazz AJ5, American Classic Extreme 8D
Brushes: Heritage Brush HB, Steve Smith Tala Wand TW12
Concert Snare: STG2 Tim Genis Leggiero
Marimba: Robert Van Sice Series
Vibes: Contemporary Series, Gary Burton M25
Timpani: European Classic Series

remologoWhat I’m Using:

Snare Batters: Skyntone or Coated Ambassador
Snare Sides: Ambassador, Diplomat, or Renaissance Snare Side
Tom Batters: Renaissance Ambassador Batter
Tom Resonants: Clear Ambassador
Bass Drums (concert): Nuskyn
Bass Drums (set): Renaissance Powerstroke 3
Timpani: Renaissance Hazy


duo-flamencoDúo Flamenco formed in 2007 out of a mutual passion for the art form of flamenco. Inspired by the sounds of Andalucía – the colorful province of southern Spain – the duo presents a dynamic combination of guitar, voice and rhythm. With Grant Ruiz on vocals and guitar and Terry Longshore on cajón (box drum), other percussion and vocals, the duo takes the audience on a journey through orange groves and olive orchards; arid, sun-drenched mountain plateaus; caves filled with gypsy passion; tiled courtyards with elegant, whispering fountains; and a history flowing with ecstasy and anguish. The natural sounds of voice and wood evoke times past when people sang their lives because they dared not speak of them openly.

Originally versed in several other styles of music both domestic and international, Terry and Grant were drawn to flamenco because of its fiery sound and driving pulse. Together they explore the range of emotion that flamenco provides in its music, from lyrical ballads to playful rumbas to the deepest of laments. This is truly music of the soul, but with a serious groove. The language of the cante (song) is Spanish, but you don’t need to speak it to feel the emotion behind it. And the audience is part of the performance in flamenco. As the performers reach for duende, a state of truth and inspiration, the audience is invited to reach with them, shouting out their approval and encouragement: “¡Olé!”

Click here to visit the Dúo Flamenco website!

skin&bonesdynamic percussion duo known for its exciting and engaging performances utilizing an arsenal of exotic, found, and newly created instruments. whether generating ambidextrous jazz on vibes and marimba, collaborating with visual artists and choreographers, or hammering out polyrhythmic textures on “junk” one might find in dr. seuss’s garage, skin & bones brings a new dimension to contemporary music.

What I’m Using:
California Series Congas
Ultimate Conga Cradle
California Series Bongos
3 Series Low Bongo Stand
Alex Acuña Special Edition Cajón
Timbero Series Cowbells
Lots of shakers, etc.

What I’m Using:
Pro 1 Series Cajón Bag
Pro 1 Series Cymbal Bag
Pro 1 Series Hardware Bag
Pro 1 Series Conga Bags
Pro 1 Series Bongo Bag
Pro 1 Series Stick Bag
Beato Drum Bed

tuesday, march 11, 7:30pm
ashland, oregon
guest artist: sou chamber choir

The Music program of the Department of Performing Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the SOU Percussion Ensembles and SOU Chamber Choir in a performance that has been twelve years in the making, titled “Sing Softly and Carry a Big Stick.” The two-hour concert, with an intermission, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall.

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thursday, february 20, 8:50am
central point, oregon

compás presents a program for crater high school music students. featuring works by steve reich, hikaru sawai (arr. colin malloy), and nebojsa jovan zivkovic.

crash – for percussion solo
instrumentation: 1 pr. chinese crash cymbals, 1 pr. chinese jing cymbals on hi-hat stand, 1 pr. hi-hats on stand, 1 pr. metal thimbles
difficulty: advanced
length: ca. 4’33”

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sock monkey (2008)
music by stanford university composer mark applebaum
theme in search of variations i
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excerpt of theme in search of variations i:

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an encounter with the music of william kraft (2008)
encounters xii (with Jeffrey Parsons, harp) and kandinsky variations (with Todd Barton, EVI)
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excerpt of encounters xii:

about-timebrett ee paschal
about time (2008)
solo percussion recording by brett ee paschal featuring my solo piece, crash
east2west studios

excerpt of crash:

remember-who-you-arebecky durango
remember who you are (2008)
tabla on 2 tracks
morningstar durango unlimited

Music from Stanford
<541> Volume 2 (2007)
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Music from Stanford composers. I appear on Christopher Trebue Moore’s Parallax.

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xenakis: percussion works (2006)
seminal percussion works by composer iannis xenakis
performed by university of california, san diego percussion ensemble red fish blue fish and steven schick

mode 171/173

asylummark applebaum
asylum (2006)
music by stanford university composer mark applebaum…skin & bones performs go, dog. go!
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excerpt of go, dog. go!:

Thursday, February 13, 7:00pm
Medford, Oregon

More Cowbell!

More Cowbell!

southern oregon university percussion ensembles present a program for rogue valley manor concert series. featuring works by lou harrison, bryan jeffs, steve reich, hikaru sawai (arr. colin malloy), emmanuel séjourné, and nebojsa jovan zivkovic.

emyemy phelps
as it should be (2006)
bodhrán on all falls down
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excerpt of all falls down:

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disciplines (2004)
music by stanford university composer mark applebaum…solo vibraphone on entre funérailles ii
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excerpt of entre funérailles ii:

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martian anthropology (2004)
music by stanford university composer mark applebaum…percussion on triple concerto
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excerpt of triple concerto: