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PASIC 2013 Nov 13-16 Indianapolis Indiana

Check out our good friend and Xylosynth player Joby Burgess at PASIC this year.

Joby Burgess’ Powerplant
Electronic/Technology – Daytime Showcase Concert
Powerplant with Joby Burgess
Friday, November 15
4:00-4:50pm

RNCM Day of Percussion

We will be attending The Royal Northern College of Music Day of Percussion on 20th October 2013. We will have a couple of Xylosynths there and look forward to talking to any interested musicians. See you there!

DCI Championships

We would like to wish all the Drum Corps using a Xylosynth the best of luck in this weekends Championships. They include the Blue Devils, The Cadets, Carolina Crown and the Bluecoats.

http://www.dci.org/schedule/

Mallet X

Live at Vortex Jazz Club London July 31st 8.30pm

Two forward looking tuned percussionists – Orphy Robinson & Anthony Kerr – embracing new cutting edge technologies using Xylosynths, the newest innovation in tuned percussion, to create spontaneous original soundscapes and compositions.

Powerplant perform their new album – 24 Lies Per Second on Saturday 15 June 2013

24 Lies per secondOn Saturday 15 June Powerplant perform the new album – 24 Lies Per Second – complete and live, at Bishopsgate Institute as part of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival in East London. Inspired by ex-presidents, Austrian film-maker Michael Haneke and the Amen Break the show features new music by British composers Graham Fitkin, Max de Wardener, Dominic Murcott and Matthew Fairclough, alongside early works by American pioneers Conlon Nancarrow and Steve Reich. With sound design by Matthew Fairclough and visuals by Kathy Hinde, plus a selection of voyages from Gabriel Prokofiev’s Import/Export – suite for global junk, we hope you can join us. More details and tickets here. Facebook users can join here tickets from £5 upwards.

New Album - 24 Lies Per Second

Musician’s Friend and Woodwind and Brasswind are now stocking Xylosynths!

Musician’s Friend are an online retailer predominantly for North and South America. Educators and Band Directors, you may already have an account with Woodwind and Brasswind so ordering a Xylosynth could not be easier for you,  as well as other musicians who can order through Musician’s Friend.
Take a look at the Xylosynths currently available here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/search.jsp?Ntt=xylosynth and http://www.wwbw.com/

You can still order through Lonestar for a ‘System Blue’ Xylosynth.

Royal Northern College of Music

Will Wernick and Simone Rebello, the new Director of Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music enjoying the recent Day of Percussion at the college

Will Wernick and Simone Rebello, the new Director of Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music enjoying the recent Day of Percussion at the college

Thank-you to Simone Rebello, the new Director of Percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music for co-ordinating a highly successful and enjoyable Day of Percussion at the college last Sunday. We had great interest from teachers and pit players who could envisage their professional life being enhanced by the convenience of a Xylosynth. We also showed off our latest project, the Xyloteq, a range of physically modelled sounds for the percussionist. Watch this space.

RNCM Day of Percussion

We will be attending the RNCM Day of Percussion on 10th February 2013 in Manchester (UK) where we look forward to seeing, among other artists, ensemblebash. For more information see http://www.rncm.ac.uk/whats-on/events/festival-overview/rncm-day-of-percussion/

Chain of Command – Joby Burgess

Check out this new video from Joby Burgess  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKVs-7WTLlM

A clever piece of music re Guantanamo.

Teymuralp Merter Fosforoglu

We spent a great day with Teymuralp when he came over from Turkey to buy a Xylosynth. He wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted beforehand and as we make everything to order we were very pleased to custom make his Xylosynth from a basic 3 Octave Bubinga by adding a button control panel and sounds with display while he waited.

Teymuralp and Will