Player Two Press Start (Band and audio track)
CONSORTIUM COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY!
Standard Concert Band and audio track
Sequel to Benjamin Taylor's tremendously popular work:
Player One Press Start
Completed and delivered as PDF score and parts to all consortium members by March 15, 2024.
Consortium Buy-in price = $200
Deadline to join consortium is January 15, 2024
How will this piece be different from Player One Press Start?
Whereas Player 1 was focused on retro video games with old-school soundtracks of blips and bloops, Player 2 will take it's inspiration from current video game music which is characterized by full, lush orchestral scoring often with edgy, electronic percussion samples and other "found sound" based sound design. Essentially, this piece will be a quasi modern video game soundtrack with an epic, sweeping, full sound palette in both the concert band and audio track. It is my goal to create an original work that "feels" like it is the title track to the next big video game - something that students and audiences alike will be able to connect with on a visceral level.
Even though it is a sequel, we decided to have this work actually be easier than Player 1, which was a grade 2.5 due to some tricky cut time sections. With Player Two Press Start I'm aiming for a grade 2 difficulty level to make the piece accessible to more programs.
Benefits to Consortium Members
- School name and director(s) name will forever be displayed in the published score.
- Discounted rate on in-person or virtual Zoom clinic to have composer work with your band!
- Right to give regional premiere performance (may list in your CV as "consortium premiere").
- Exclusive performance rights for 1 year before the work is released publicly.
- Build connection and community among fellow directors interested in fresh music for band!
Consortium Director - Erika Stepp
Erika Stepp is the director of bands at Plainfield Community Middle School in Plainfield, Indiana, where she has taught for 4 years. She has been teaching band for 11 years. Erika directs the PCMS concert bands, jazz band, pep band, and assists with the high school marching band. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from DePauw University. Erika loves to perform saxophone when she isn't teaching and greatly enjoys bringing new music to her students at Plainfield. Erika and her husband, Scotty, have two children, Luke and Mila.
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BUY-IN $200 per ensemble
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The deadline to join the consortium is January 15, 2024.