Fanfares and Arhoolies

Roper (tuba) on kudu

a new work for lip-reed and beaten instruments featuring 8 - 13 players

by

William Roper


Fanfare: An ostentatious or noisy display. Arhoolie: A plantation field holler expressing the worker's feelings, synchronized with the rhythm of the work. Lip-Reed: vibrating lips. Percussion: beat upon.


Fanfares and Arhoolies will be premiered on October 16, 2011 as part of SASSAS 's Alex Cline, Lady Noise, William Roper / sound at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.


Players (subject to change) include:

  • Joseph Mitchell (Judicanti Responsura) - percussion
  • Kevin Brown - lip reeds
  • Ray Burkhart - lip reeds
  • Clifford Childers - lip reeds
  • Dan Clucas - lip reeds
  • Steve Durnin - lip reeds
  • James Ford - lip reeds
  • Bruce Fowler - lip reeds
  • Darrell Leonard - lip reeds
  • Loren Marsteller - lip reeds
  • Phil Teele - lip reeds
  • Michael Vlatkovich - lip reeds
  • Doug Tornquist - lip reeds

Fanfares and Arhoolies is supported by a CCI ARC grant.

The event will premiere three site-specific works commissioned by SASSAS.


when
Sunday, October 16 · 3:00pm - 5:00 pm
where
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook                 
6300 Hetzler Rd.
Culver City, CA 90232
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Click here for more information and bios of the composers.



See the video of Fanfares and Arhoolies on youtube



Here is one way up to the Overlook: overlook steps

Here is another: overlook trail

And your last alternative:overlook road

What does this mean? Get there early, bring water, be in shape, don't wear a tux.
Check back regularly for new information and details.








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William Roper is a Miraphone artist and plays Warburton mouthpieces.