e Austin Thompson

Composer

e Austin Thompson is a performer, composer, producer, and promoter based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned his Masters degree focused in Music Industry from Troy University and his Bachelors of Music degree from Louisiana State University. His passion for music has made him a major player in all areas of the music industry.

As a composer his works have been performed by Hamiruge, Chemorocket, and the Saint James School Band. His focus remains in percussion and creating new ensembles using acoustic and electronic instruments. Austin was also a presenter/performer at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the Alabama Music Educators Association Convention.

 
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EDM Solos For The Progressive Percussionist

(Electronic Drum Music)

Inspired by the popular and exciting sounds of electronic dance music, e Austin Thompson has created this collection of percussion solos for the developing musician. Including solos for snare, marimba, timpani, bass drum, and cymbals, the performer is accompanied by an EDM audio track giving the student a contemporary musical experience that will be valued by the soloist and their peers. In addition, multiple parts can combine to form a unique percussion ensemble accompanied by the same audio track. The incentive for students to practice and perform on various instruments as well as create their own unique ensembles is invaluable. From a single soloist to an entire percussion ensemble, EDM Solos For The Progressive Percussionist is a unique and valuable addition to the educational repertoire.

Hidden Vilage

Grade: 2.5

Inspired by the composer’s experience building homes in a musicians village in New Orleans, the rhythms of the construction site are evident throughout the piece. Challenging yet accessible for most high school ensembles, “Hidden Village” is a must-have for your percussion library.

Drifting in Time

Grade 3

Drifting In Time is a work for percussion ensemble inspired by electronic and world music. The drums act as a rhythm section as the keys perform flowing melodies that soar over the top. With optional parts included, Drifting In Time is playable by ensembles of all sizes and ability levels. Appropriate for solo & ensemble festival, this contemporary composition by e Austin Thompson will be enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike.

 
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