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Eight Oh Eight (2011)

solo percussion and live audio processing, 8′- 12′


  • commissioned by Adam Groh, project coordinator, Justin Alexander, Jason Baskin, Tim Briones, Luke Hubley, Scott Quade, Owen Weaver, and Andrew Worden

    Eight Oh Eight (2011) for solo percussion and live audio processing was commissioned by Adam Groh (project coordinator), Justin Alexander, Jason Baskin, Tim Briones, Luke Hubley, Scott Quade, Owen Weaver, and Andrew Worden.  The work pays homage to the TR-808 drum machine, which was first introduced by the Roland Corporation in early 1980.  The TR-808 has earned a cult status with musicians worldwide through its use on countless pop and hip-hop recordings.

    In Eight Oh Eight, the percussionist is challenged to synchronize with a series of live loops of varying length, which overlap and shift in seemingly unpredictable ways. The percussionist determines many aspects of the work, including the instrumentation, form, and improvised solos. Although most of the audio material is created in real-time, the unmistakable samples of the TR-808 appear in several places, most notably in the middle mallet section.

  • 10/03/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | CLUTCH, University of Texas at Austin
    Adam Groh, percussion
    11/04/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | University of Texas at Austin
    Adam Groh, percussion
    11/12/11 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | The University of Texas at Austin
    Adam Groh, percussion
    02/11/12 | Ian Dicke in Hartford, Connecticut | The Hartt School
    Owen Weaver, percussion
    02/23/12 | Ian Dicke in New York, New York | The Gershwin Hotel
    Owen Weaver, percussion
    03/16/12 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | Creekside Lounge
    Owen Weaver, percussion
    04/15/12 | Ian Dicke in Austin, Texas | Fast Forward Austin
    Owen Weaver, percussion
    07/19/12 | Ian Dicke in North Adams, Massachusetts | MASS MoCA
    Adam Groh, percussion
    04/12/13 | Ian Dicke in San Francisco, California | Old First Church
    Paul Dresher Ensemble, Joel Davel, percussion
    04/28/13 | Ian Dicke in Waco, Texas | Waco Hall Baylor University
    Aaron Menke, percussion
    09/13/13 | Ian Dicke in Lamoni, Iowa | Graceland University
    Adam Groh, percussion
    09/27/13 | Ian Dicke in Los Angeles, California | Craft in America Center
    Ian Dicke, percussion
    04/24/14 | Ian Dicke in Dunbar, West Virginia | West Virginia State University
    Scott Christian, percussion
    06/21/14 | Ian Dicke in Los Angeles, California | Art Share L.A.
    Ben Phelps, percussion
    11/12/14 | Ian Dicke in Riverside, California | The Culver Center
    Outpost Concert Series
    Owen Weaver, percussion
    01/15/15 | Ian Dicke in San Francisco, California | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    New Music Gathering
    Ben Phelps, percussion
    03/07/15 | Ian Dicke in Granville, Ohio | Denison University
    TUTTI Festival
    Ian Rosenbaum, percussion
    04/24/15 | Ian Dicke in Charlotte, North Carolina | University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    2015 North Carolina Science Festival
    Scott Christian, percussion
    04/15/16 | Ian Dicke in Waco, Texas | Baylor University
    Daniel Strange, percussion
  • Eight Oh Eight

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