The famous percussionist Christian Dierstein has teamed up with a group of researchers from the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel (Academy of Music, Basel, Switzerland) to examine percussion techniques from an innovative angle.
The focus is on sound producing tools such as pedals, mallets, chopsticks, bows, manual techniques, etc.
This book describes them all in detail and illustrates their area of \u200b\u200bapplication in carefully selected examples from the repertoire.
In addition, numerous essays by guest authors such as Nicolaus A. Huber, Steven Schick, Fritz Hauser and Bernhard Wulff link performance descriptions to aesthetic debates.
The result is a comprehensive reference book for composers and performers that will also serve as a source of inspiration for future innovative approaches to percussion.