caballito negroNovember 6-7, 2015
Sacramento, CA
Festival of New American Music

Caballito Negro will be in Residence at the Festival of New American Music, held at the School of Music at Sacramento State University – my alma mater! I’m excited to perform there and visit the school!

We will give an in-class performance at Sac State on Friday morning, November 6 and a percussion workshop with Dan Kennedy and his students at noon. Thanks Dan and to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo for sponsoring my workshop there!

The Opening Gala performance in the CSUS Music Recital Hall on Friday, November 6, 2015 will feature Caballito Negro’s performances of:

  • Encounters XVI – William Kraft
  • “Ububele” from Music for South Africa – David P. Jones
  • This Is Like Jazz! – Ivan Trevino (world premiere)

A full concert by Caballito Negro will be presented the following night (Saturday, November 7, at 8pm and will feature the following:

  • Encounters XVI – William Kraft
  • Braided River Nights – Howard Hersh
  • Music for South Africa – David P. Jones
  • The Metaphysics of Notation – Mark Applebaum
  • This Is Like Jazz! – Ivan Trevino
  • That Which Colors the Soul – Tessa Brinckman & Terry Longshore (world premiere)

safe_imageNovember 11-14
San Antonio, TX
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)

I will be adjudicating the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Solo Competition 2015 – looking forward to hearing some fantastic performances!

I will also be working with the New Music & Research Committee – great work that I enjoy every year!

Congratulations to one current and two former students of mine who will be presenting and/or performing at PASIC this year:

  • Jordan Curcuruto – 2015 PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble
  • Colin Malloy – Focus Day Performance of Thierry De Mey’s Silence Must Be
  • Joseph Perez – Lecture Presentation: “Creating Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint: Artistic Arranging, Editing and Mixing using Logic Pro”

Friday, October 2, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

elena-villaA fiery night of flamenco music and dance featuring Ashland’s Dúo Flamenco (Grant Ruiz, guitar & vocals; Terry Longshore, percussion & vocals), Corvallis-based guitarist Berto Boyd, and Portland-based dancer Elena Villa.

 

duo-flamencoTraditional and modern flamenco will be featured in this dynamic program. Free

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DonlonTuesday, September 29 & October 1, 8pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lunacy Theatre Festival – Southern Oregon University

As part of the second annual Lunacy Theatre Festival, I will be creating music for James Donlon‘s one-man show, Truck Dog. I am thrilled to be working with James again, a celebrated master teacher and performer whose talents include movement, mime, and clowning. This show promises to be an adventure!

Buy Tickets Here

penumbraSaturday, September 19, 7:30pm
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium

Selected to be presented at the Transplanted Roots 2015 Percussion Research Symposium, Penumbra is an interdisciplinary composition for solo percussionist/performer, interactive video projections, and electronic music created by David Bithell and Terry Longshore. With visual inspiration drawn from traditional and contemporary shadow play practices combined with the iconography of percussion performance, Penumbra focuses on the human form situated in a technologically saturated atmosphere. Penumbra explores the gestural implications of percussion performance, as well as the audience’s expectations about how physical gestures and percussion manifest in sound and image.

Saturday, August 29, 3:30pm
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Master Class with the Percussion Studio of the Australian National Academy of Music

A huge thanks to Peter Neville of ANAM for inviting me to present a master class while in Australia. Looking forward to hearing the students play and visiting Melbourne!

erik-terry-vanessaWednesday, August 26, 6pm
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and Clocked Out presents New Music of the Pacific Rim

As part of my 2-week residency at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, I will perform with Clocked Out – my dear friends Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson! We will perform music by Erik, Clocked Out, John Cage, and two of my own compositions – including the world premiere of Kangaroopak Sardha, a piece I composed for Vanessa’s students at QCGU.

Special thanks to the Oregon Arts Commission, which supported my residency with a Career Opportunity Grant. Also to QCGU and Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian, Vic Firth, and Remo for supporting my master classes there!

“Clocked Out duo teams up with a very special international guest – Oregon percussionist Terry Longshore, to present new compositions and collaborations. Terry Longshore, Percussion: Clocked Out Duo – Erik Griswold, prepared piano, Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion.”

30SOU Percussion Ensembles
Mark Applebaum – 30 (2015)
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The complete recording of Mark Applebaum’s 30, three intersecting, ten-minute long pieces that can be played separately or simultaneously:

The First Decade (for percussion solo)
The Second Decade (for percussion quartet)
The Third Decade (for percussion septet)

This recording presents all seven of the possible combinations performed by Terry Longshore, soloist; the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, quartet and septet; and conducted by Bryan Jeffs.

Check out audio at the Innova website: http://www.innova.mu/albums/mark-applebaum/30

electric-rebel-poetrySouthern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles
electric rebel poetry (2015)
Featuring six premiere recordings by the SOU Percussion Ensembles, Terry Longshore, director. The CD features:

The Rebel Frog Goes Dancing – Bryan Jeffs
30 – Mark Applebaum
(De/Con)struction in Steel and Electricity – Colin Malloy
Yume no Wa – Hikaru Sawai – arr. Colin Malloy
The Third Decade – Mark Applebaum
Sex, Drugs, and Poetry – Jeff Richmond

CD artwork by Greg Martin

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sou-percussion-ensemble-laugh-webFriday, June 5, 3pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble will give its final performance of the year as part of the Oregon Fringe Festival in Ashland’s beautiful Lithia Park. We will present John Luther Adams’ outdoor epic environmental percussion work, Inuksuit. The performance will last until about 4:15 and will take place between the band shell and the entrance to the park. Come wander, roam, sit, or listen however you feel compelled.

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Wednesday, June 3, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

The Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group will perform for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Green Show, a free outdoor concert! We will present the following repertoire:

John Cage – Third Construction
Eric Whitacre – Lux Aurumque
Gavin Bryars – One Last Bar, Then Joe Can Sing
Steve Reich – Music for Pieces of Wood (arranged for drum set duet)

This will likely be the final performance with the group’s founding members – Jeffrey Kolega, Colin Malloy, and Tyler Willoughby – who all graduate this June. Come out and bid them a fond farewell and thanks for their amazing work the last two years!

duo-flamencoSaturday, May 30, 8pm
Portland, Oregon
La Peña Flamenca de Portland

Dúo Flamenco (Grant Ruiz & Terry Longshore) with the sublime Elena Villa at Portland’s monthly peña flamenca. We will present “homenaje” with homages to Federico Garcia Lorca, Paco de Lucia, and Triana.

Venue details:
Show 8pm, Doors 7:30pm
Café Artichoke
3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland 97214
$15 cash only at the Café
Seating is limited, to reserve your spot call Artichoke Music at: 503.232.8845

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Friday, May 8
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

The SOU Percussion Ensembles will perform for the third annual Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival, directed by Evan Daggett. I will give a clinic at 5pm, and the performances will take place starting at 7pm and feature the Grants Pass High School and Middle School Ensembles, the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, and the Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group. My clinic will be supported by Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, and Remo Drumheads.

sou-gpg-jumpFriday, May 1, 8pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Schneider Museum of Art

The Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group will present Michael Gordon’s minimalist masterpiece, “Timber”, for 6 amplified “simantras”, (planks of wood) which has been described as “a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level.”

This will be the second performance of a set we are giving this winter/spring. The performance follows Ashland’s First Friday Art Walk. The 3rd and final performance will be Tuesday, May 19, at 7:27:28pm at the Southern Oregon University Center for Sustainability. The performance is timed so the last note is sounded at sunset.

kimberly fitchMonday, April 27, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall

I will join violinist/violist Kimberly Fitch on her faculty recital on a performance of John Luther Adams’ The Farthest Place. Also performing will be Bryan Jeffs, percussion; Jodi French, piano; and Bruce McKern, bass.

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Cedar City, Utah
Southern Utah University
Saturday, April 18

I will be featured at the Southern Utah University Day of Percussion Festival hosted by Lynn Vartan! My appearance is supported by Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, and Remo Drumheads!

7.11.13Southern Oregon University hosts the annual NorthWest Percussion Festival for the first time! Guest artist will be world-renowned percussion soloist and conductor Steven Schick. Percussion ensembles from across Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Northern California will attend and perform. Schedule will be as follows:

Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall &
Centre Stage Theater

Friday, April 10 – 7:30pm
Opening concert featuring Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, with guest artist Steven Schick

Repertoire:
The Rebel Frog Goes Dancing – Bryan Jeffs
Tinplay
– Per Andreasson
Contactual Constellations – Bryan Jeffs
West Coast Premiere of Elliot Cole’s AMEN
Trans – Lei Liang (Steven Schick, soloist)
Rebonds – Iannis Xenakis (Steven Schick, soloist)
Ballet Mécanique – George Antheil

Saturday, April 11:
9am – University of Oregon
10:30 Performance/Master Class by Steven Schick
1pm – University of Alaska, Fairbanks
2pm – Central Washington University
3pm – Western Washington University
4pm – Husky Percussion Ensemble (University of Washington)
5pm – Portland Percussion Group
7:30pm – Directors Recital featuring Percussion Directors from NorthWest Universities
9:30pm – Standing Stone hang with Maraval Road

Sunday, April 12:
9am – Portland State University
10am – Western Oregon University
11am – California State University, Sacramento

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Reno, Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno
Thursday-Friday, March 12-13
Concert Friday, 7:30pm

I will be featured at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Northern Nevada Day of Percussion Festival, along with Bryan Jeffs! We will give clinics and perform with the UNR Percussion Ensemble including my music and music by Bryan Jeffs, Mark Applebaum, and John Bergamo.

My appearance is supported by Yamaha Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, and Remo Drumheads!

Click here for tickets

sou-gpg-jumpTuesday, March 3, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall

The Southern Oregon University Graduate Percussion Group will present Michael Gordon’s minimalist masterpiece, “Timber”, for 6 amplified “simantras”, (planks of wood) which has been described as “a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level.”

This will be the first performance of a set we will give this winter/spring. Other dates include:
April 10 – Northwest Percussion Festival (excerpt)
April 23 – SOU Center for Sustainability
May 1 – SOU Schneider Museum of Art

SOU Performing Arts – Free admission.

Photo: Hayden Teachout

Photo: Hayden Teachout

 

Thursday, February 26, 7pm
Medford, Oregon
Rogue Valley Manor

The SOU Percussion Ensembles will perform for Rogue Valley Manor residents.

CM#1-3Sunday, December 14, 7pm
Ashland, Oregon
Dancing People Studio

I will perform Mark Applebaum’s Composition Machine #1 for solo performer at this month’s Sketches: Second Sunday Showcase. Thanks to Rob for the invitation! I premiered CM#1 on Halloween at SOU – read more about the piece here.

grant-lauren-terrySunday, December 7, 3pm
Ashland, Oregon
Rogue Valley House Concerts

Back by popular demand! Our show in September quickly sold out so we have added another performance – come enjoy an afternoon of Spanish renaissance and flamenco music, along with Sephardic and Arabic songs with guitarist Grant Ruiz, vocalist Lauren Pomerantz, and percussionist Terry Longshore.

Potluck begins at 3pm with show at 4:00. Suggested donation $15-20. Call 541-261-3811 to make a reservation.

Friday, Dec. 5, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital HallPercussion poster

The SOU Percussion Ensembles, under the direction of Terry Longshore, present “Contact” featuring guest artist Daniel Kennedy. Featured will be the world premiere of Bryan Jeffs’ third installment of the Rebel Frog trilogy, “The Rebel Frog Wassails”. Also featured will be Jeffs’ “Contactual Constellations”, performed by the SOU Graduate Percussion Group, a work for graphic musical scores printed directly onto drumheads, on which the performers play while video captures their performance and projects to the audience. Hot off the world premiere at PASIC!

Press Release:
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
presents the SOU Percussion Ensembles performing “Contact!”

(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents “Contact!,” an innovative, audiovisual experience performed by the SOU Percussion Ensembles on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 pm in the SOU Music Recital Hall.

“Contact!” is inspired thematically by the piece, “Contactual Constellations,” composed by Bryan Jeffs, SOU adjunct faculty and an alumnus of the SOU Music program. “Contactual Constellation” features graphic musical scores manufactured onto bass drum heads, played upon by the performers, captured in real time and projected for the audience. The ensembles are directed by Dr. Terry Longshore, director of percussion studies at Southern Oregon University,

“Seeing the musical score, while hearing it being played, and, in real-time, getting to follow along visually to see how the artists interpret the score is an amazing experience for the audience,” said Longshore. “The SOU Graduate Percussion Group will have just premiered this piece at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis in November. This concert will be the West Coast debut of this piece.”

The concert will also include a classic percussion work, “The Drums of Orpheus” by Lou Harrison; “Dance of the Little Fox” by Celso Ruiz for clarinet quintet, arranged by his son, Grant Ruiz, a local flamenco guitarist, for three marimbas and vibraphone; “Reunion,” a new piece for marimba ensemble, written in the style of the Zimbabwe marimba tradition by Lucas Sennhauser, a SOU freshman music major; “Akadinda Trio” by Emmanual Séjourné, for marimba trio in the Uganda “Akadinda” style; “Piru Bole,” a hand drum ensemble piece by John Bergamo, featuring guest artist Daniel Kennedy from California State University, Sacramento; and “Tin Play” by Per Andreasson for percussion quartet.

For lovers of the “Rebel Frog” series composed by Bryan Jeffs, the Percussion Ensembles will introduce “The Rebel Frog Wassails.” Longshore characterizes it as “Frank Zappa meets Christmas music.”

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for senior citizens and free to full-time students. The Performing Arts Box Office is located in the Music Recital Hall lobby. Box office hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased with a credit card over the phone by calling 541-552-6348 or online at sou.edu/performingarts. Contact the box office for discounts offered to SOU alumni, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute participants and SNAP/Oregon Trail cardholders.

Metaphysics_of_Notation_1November 19-22, 2014
Indianapolis, Indiana

I am co-hosting the PASIC Focus Day this year with John Lane. Our theme is “Images of Sound: Innovations in Notation”, and we have selected an amazing array of performances, presentations, and panels for the convention.

In addition, I will perform on one of the sessions: Mark Applebaum’s “The Metaphysics of Notation” (Thursday, Nov. 20, 11am). The session will feature multiple interpretations of the work, one of which will be by Caballito Negro (flutist Tessa Brinckman and myself).

Mark Applebaum’s “The Metaphysics of Notation” is one of the most provocative and innovative musical works of the 21st century. Commissioned by the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University, this museum-scale work is comprised of 12 large, graphic musical “scores”, really works of art, hand drawn by the composer. Each piece is ten inches high by 6 feet wide and is filled with evocative glyphs, images, and seemingly random numbers and letters. A “mobile” score accompanies the 12 wall-mounted scores and hangs from the ceiling. Beautiful to behold, the music is left for the performer to interpret as he or she sees fit. The version presented at PASIC will be a digital, scrolling version of the original artworks/scores. Applebaum states, “although I heard no music in my head when composing ‘Metaphysics’, I’m sure it is music.”

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Also, the SOU Graduate Percussion Group has been selected to give the world premiere of Bryan Jeffs’ “Contactual Constellations”. The piece is for 3-6 players, performing on 6-8 large drums of varying sizes, the players being free to move between the drums during the performance.  Each drum has a different graphic score printed on its clear drum head and a camera mounted underneath to capture, and then project in real time, both the score and the performer’s rendering of the notation.  This unique visual aspect is key to the work’s goal of connecting the notation, the audience, and the performer’s interpretation into a singular experience – something that is often missing when interpreting graphic notation.

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dc-timmeWednesday, November 19
Lübeck, Germany

David Cariano Timme and Vera Seedorf will give a performance of Boom at the Possehl Music Competition in Lübeck, Germany on November 19. The Possehl Music Competition is hosted by the Lübeck Music Academy. They will preview the work at a performance at the CVJM Lübeck on October 27. CVJM translates to “YMCA” – very cool!

elena-villaFriday, December 19, 7pm
(note date change!)
Talent, Oregon
Paschal Winery

Come hear an amazing evening of fiery flamenco music and dance featuring the exquisite Elena Villa (dance – Portland) and virtuoso guitarist Berto Boyd, a recent transplant to Corvallis. Grant Ruiz (guitar, vocals) and Terry Longshore (percussion) will round out this dynamic ensemble.berto-boydduo-flamenco

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 12:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall

I will give the world premiere of Mark’s new solo work which is co-commissioned by 62 performers around the world. A synopsis of Composition Machine #1 by Mark Applebaum:

The performance begins at stage right where the performer unfurls a scroll of pictographic notation and plays it according to a personal but predetermined interpretation system. The scroll is then ingloriously compacted and dropped onto an amplified table covered in paper at center stage. A miscellaneous bevy of prescribed objects is placed on the table and moved in given rhythmic fashion. At the conclusion of this ritual the outlines of the objects are traced on the paper in marker. This paper – a new scroll – is then taken to a stage left position where it is performed on different instruments but according to the same fastidious interpretation system. The piece concludes after the player has rolled up the scroll and deposited it at the original stage right position, conceptually preparing for a subsequent performance. This is a piece that produces its own score; as such, the performer will notice that rehearsals should commence with the objects on the table in order to produce a germinal score.

CM#1-1CM#1-2Here are a couple of pics of the table once the second section of the piece is completed, but not yet traced (note, these are from early practice sessions where no paper was placed on the table yet). Note some difference in the placement of the objects. Although I have memorized the action and rhythms of placing and moving the objects the table, I try to move them to a different location each time so the end product, the score, is a little different.

CM#1-3This is a picture of one of the early scores produced by tracing and then removing the objects (click picture to enlarge).

SOU Percussion Ensemble outdoor web

Photo: Hayden Teachout

Sunday, Oct. 26, 3pm
Medford, Oregon
Music at St. Mark’s Concert Series

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Studio, under the direction of Terry Longshore, will present “The Wood That Sings”, a recital of marimba solos and ensembles. The beautiful, resonant sound of the marimba will enchant listeners of all ages

Repertoire includes:

2+1 – Ivan Trevino
Dance! – Ivan Trevino
Anthem – Ivan Trevino
Astral Dance – Gordon Stout
Reflections on the Nature of Water – Jacob Druckman
The True Lover’s Farewell – Steven Gwin
Les Violons Morts – Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic
Luminosity – Tomasz Goliński
Rotation 1 – Eric Sammut

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Photo: Greg Liason

Photo: Greg Liason

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm
Medford, Oregon
Inn at the Commons

SOU Graduate Percussion Group, along with Terry Longshore, will perform Colin Malloy’s arrangement of Hikaru Sawai’s “Yume No Wa” (Dreamscape) for the SOU President’s Dinner.

duo-flamencoFriday, Sep. 26, 2014
Talent, Oregon
Self & Soul Center
6pm – Potluck/BYOB
7pm – Concert
Suggested Donation – $15-20
Rogue Valley House Concert Cooperative
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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!