Eric Shuster

passionate percussionist

Full Circle

Week 15: The home stretch

Loretta Lynn – You’re Lookin’ At Country

NPR’s First Listen: Beach House – Bloom

John Peel’s Record Collection


Week 14: “Art is not about self-expression, but rather self-alteration”

John Adams – Harmonielehre (Part III)

John Cage – Water Walk

NPR’s First Listen: Lower Dens –Nootropics


Week 13:

Tupac @ Coachella

Doug Aitken – Song1

David First and Near East Family


Week 12: NASM reaccreditation week

Chromatics – Kill for Love

John Barnes Chance – Variations on a Korean Folk Song

Gabriel Fauré – Preludes

X + I

Week 11: X + I

Mercury: Sufjan Stevens / Bryce Dessner / Nico Muhly – Planetarium: a song-cycle for seven trombones and string quartet

Mercury retrograde: Death Grips – RETROGRADE

It’s inspired by Mercury being in retrograde right now (until April 4, 2012). The piece is an expression of the infinite/fractal nature of every moment in time. When creating music, we are sticking/unsticking ourselves to endless time snakes—the idea that the smallest/tiniest of moments contains everything in the universe—Progress/becoming UNSTUCK.

The piece itself is a musical instrument. Our real performances are disassembled, mangled, and thrown back together in a renegade way. We recommend the “PLAY ALL” button. This is exactly how we create our art. It’s dirty, chaotic, and constantly on the brink of catastrophic failure. We encourage others to deconstruct our ideas and this piece in similar ways. We are excited about people creating their own content out of this device. It’s not about the machine itself but the process of exploration.

NPR Tiny Desk Concert: So Percussion

Back on My Feet

Week 10: Back on my feet

Danny Brown – Grown Up

(Nana): Morton Feldman – Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety

Jack White – Freedom at 21

Bonus: Beethoven, continued.

Outside the Box

Week 9: Back to school. This week is about Renaissance and starting anew. Aside from the beautiful springtime weather and feeling refreshed from spring break (see above), I’m feeling inspired by my good friend Kyle Page, who has recently finished a year-long project with his magnum opus string quartet, aptly titled 2011. Download it here.

Old/New friends: Troy Herion – Solid Break

Clown and Sunset label – The Prism

Tristan Perich – Breathing Portraits


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