Nick Hennies - "Objects" solo percussion CD available now

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Nick Hennies - "Objects" solo percussion CD available now

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Objects, a new disc of solo percussion music is available now for pre-order (officially released on March 15) from Kendra Steiner Editions. The music is 35-minutes of acoustic percussion music that carefully explores the most basic sounds made by congas, woodblocks, and claves.

Order it from Kendra Steiner Editions:

http://kendrasteinereditions.wordpress. ... lable-now/#

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About the music:
Early in life, we have little sense of ourselves, or our identity. It is through our relationships with the significant people around us that we take in parts of others (objects) and slowly build a self-structure, which we eventually call a personality. – Thomas Klee

Objects is a solo percussion piece that takes its name from the psychoanalytic theory known as Object Relations in which it’s believed that human beings are not pleasure seeking but instead have, above all else, an innate desire to form and maintain relationships. It is through these relationships that all other drives in our lives gain meaning. Initially this ‘meaning’ is derived from an object’s utilitarian function (the mother’s breast, a cherished toy, a pet) rather than any emotional or intellectual concept; it’s only after direct interaction with the object that a greater understanding of the object and of the self is later reached. In the music of Objects, percussion instruments are played using only the most basic techniques, carefully studying the original functions of simple instruments (congas, woodblocks, and claves) and hearing those sounds develop and grow as the various relationships (to the vibraphone, to each other) are thoroughly explored. With the subtle addition of the vibraphone, this activity reveals a rich and unique harmonic world created by so-called “unpitched” percussion instruments.

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Reviewed in this week's Vital Weekly:

http://www.vitalweekly.net/774.html

"Very concentrated, very minimal, yet very rich. Once more an excellent release."

Copies still available from Kendra Steiner Editions:
http://kendrasteinereditions.wordpress. ... eekly-774/

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Sounds great, will order!

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