Essence/Descent: Works for Solo Timpani

A project in Memphis, TN by Bill Shaltis

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This recording project will feature works by established composers for solo and chamber timpani written in the 21st century.
Backers: 39
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $3,730 of $3,500
Dates: May 27th -> Jul 1st (35 days)
Project By: Bill Shaltis
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Latest News


June 20th - via:
Thank you for the outpouring of support!  Essence/Descent is fully's a dream come true to make this album and it couldn't have been down without the support of family, friends, and friends I only know through social media.   There is... (Read More)

Interview with the Composers: Casey Canglosi

June 12th - via:
Click here for the replay of my interview with composer/percussionist Casey Cangelosi! -Bill  (Read More)

Composer Interviews

June 10th - via:
The goal is in sight - only $865 left to raise! In the coming weeks, I will be interviewing the composers of the works on the album. First up is Casey Cangelosi. Casey and I attended Boston Conservatory together and he is a total percussion/composer... (Read More)


June 3rd - via:
Huge news!!! Thanks to your generosity, I am over halfway to my goal! Thank you for all of the support so far...just under 4 weeks to raise the final half.  Help spread the word...the composers [Casey, Jarryd, Ivan, Chad, Andy] wrote incredible... (Read More)

Days 1 and 2

May 27th - via:
Day 1 - May 15thJeff Cline (my recording engineer and colleague at Memphis) and I met early in the morning to set up the microphones and the timpani.  The goal for these two days was to record all of the solo pieces (A Hero's Journey, Seven to... (Read More)

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