While answering one of the questions that I submitted for the interview he had a very timely announcement about next year’s PASIC.
The Marimba Orchestra will return to PASIC 2011. Gordon Stout will be conducting the group and also writing a brand new piece for the event! It will be a 50 minute concert comprised of both college students and “pros” performing together. I cannot wait to hear more information about this event.
The other question I asked was about whether or not Gordon will write a book about his marimba experiences. He has already written Ideo Kinetics A Workbook for Marimba Technique but I feel like something between an autobiography and a North American marimba history would be a success. Something similar to Rebecca Kite’s book “Keiko Abe-A Virtuosic Life: Her Musical Career and the Evolution of the Concert Marimba“.
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