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Drum Factory - percussive storytelling / Cory Hills

Album Summary

>Word, Spoken : Intro [to Drum Factory by Cory Hills]
>Hills, Cory : Drum Factory, for narrator & percussion
>Hills, Cory : Bright, Green Leaves, for narrator & percussion
>Hills, Cory : I'm My Own Grandpa, for narrator & percussion
>Hills, Cory : Interlude, for drum
>Hills, Cory : Harumph!, for narrator & percussion
>Hills, Cory : Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, for narrator & percussion
>Hills, Cory : Black Bear and Mountain Lion, for narrator & percussion
>Hills, Cory : Metal Interlude, for percussion
>Hills, Cory : Hatchling, for narrator & percussion
>Word, Spoken : Outro [to Drum Factory by Cory Hills]
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Percussive Storytelling, a program that brings classical music and storytelling to kids in fun and accessible ways, was launched by Hills while a fellow at Institute Fabrica. The program recently marked its 400th performance, and has reached more than 50,000 children in eight countries. For this work, Hills has been the recipient of numerous arts grants, and was named the 2009 Emerging Artist through the Kansas Arts Commission. The Lost Bicycle, Hills' debut solo CD of percussive stories, has received four national parenting and creative arts awards (NAPPA Parent's Awards Gold, Parent's Choice Award Silver, World Storytelling Honors Award, and a Creative Child preferred choice). In June 2015, The Lost Bicycle was released as a fully illustrated children's book published by AcutebyDesign. Multi-percussionist, composer, and improviser Cory Hills thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. He has received degrees from Northwestern University, Queensland Conservatorium, and the University of Kansas, and was awarded a research fellowship to Institute Fabrica. Currently, Hills is an active performer, composer, and recording artist in Los Angeles, as well as a member of the Grammy®-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (lapercussionquartet.com). An advocate of new music, Hills has individually commissioned and premiered over 85 new works for percussion. He has given solo and chamber recitals across Europe, Australia, The United States, Mexico, and China. These include a featured performance for the International Society of Improvised Music, the Days of New Music Festival in Chisinau, Moldova, the Queensland Music Festival, the Ravello Concert Festival, the Venice Art Biennale, four PASIC conventions, the Morelia Percussion Festival, and Festival Mozaic. An advocate for percussion as an artistic discipline, Hills has been the artist-in-residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, Conservatorio de Las Rosas, and a fellow at the OMI international artist's colony. Hills is an artist for Innovative Percussion, Remo, Sabian, Yamaha, and Black Swamp Percussion.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (06/15/2015-06/18/2015).



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Works Details

>Word, Spoken : Intro [to Drum Factory by Cory Hills]
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hills, Cory : Drum Factory, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Bright, Green Leaves, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : I'm My Own Grandpa, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Interlude, for drum
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Harumph!, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Black Bear and Mountain Lion, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Metal Interlude, for percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hills, Cory : Hatchling, for narrator & percussion
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : Outro [to Drum Factory by Cory Hills]
  • Performer: Cory Hills (Percussion)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic