Mallet Collective Amsterdam is an Amsterdam based collective with a focus on mallet percussion with players from all over the world. The collective creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences and educational initiatives (throug Percussion Friends foundation) to engaged students, while providing meaningful service to its communities, in order to exemplify the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds.
As a group of interpreters they make various programs from small chamber settings to the big mallet repertoire. A milestone recording is Canto Ostinato, as the debut cd of Mallet Collective Amsterdam, with Ivo Janssen on piano, recorded in a sold-out Main hall of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Recent highlights are concerts at Tromp Percussion competition, Muziekgebouw aan het IJ in the World Minimal Music Festival, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Eglise st. Francoise in Lausanne Switserland, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam main hall, Uitgast festival, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Adams International Percussion Festival, and a collaboration with Lucas & Arthur Jussen, Brabant Choir and SR9 trio from France.
This season you can hear Maikel Claessens, Vincent Houdijk, Arjan Jongsma, Ramon Lormans, Georgi Tsenov, Dominique Vleeshouwers, Laurent Warnier and Xi Rachel Zhang perform with Mallet Collective Amsterdam.
CANTO Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt is the most played Dutch composition of all times. The minimalistic piece was first picked up by Mallet Collective Amsterdam and Ivo Janssen in a request by Tromp international percussion competition and World Minimal Music Festival. For the festival in 2013 in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Muziekgebouw aan het IJ in Amsterdam the first version for piano, 2 vibraphones and 2 marimbas was premiered.
With the work becoming even more popular by the version Mallet Collective Amsterdam made with Ivo on piano, there was a need to be able to play it as a mallet ensemble only. On special request of the same Tromp competition, a septet version is made for 5 marimbas and 2 vibraphones.
CANTO live at the Concertgebouw CD recording & 4-octave vibraphones by Adams
CANTO Ostinato played by Maikel Claessens, Vincent Houdijk, Ramon Lormans en Dominique Vleeshouwers with Ivo Janssen on piano had two very special developments. The Adams Musical Instruments company built their first 4-octave vibraphones specially for the ensemble and with these instruments they made a live CD recording in a sold-out Royal Concertgebouw main hall on july 24th 2016.
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