Percussion Professor Dr. Marco Schirripa unveils innovative album: Digital Dances
In a fusion of musical ingenuity, Dr. Marco Schirripa, Assistant Professor of Percussion at the School of Music, unveiled his latest artistic venture on November 1, 2023. The new solo album, titled "Digital Dances," showcases Schirripa's prowess as a composer and performer, featuring captivating compositions tailored for the marimba.
Schirripa's distinctive musical identity is notably shaped by his profound influences from the realms of video game soundscapes and electronic dance music, lending a contemporary and dynamic flavor to the album. "Digital Dances" offers a sonic journey that transcends traditional boundaries, pushing the boundaries of percussion music into unexplored realms.
This groundbreaking album is not a solo endeavor. It features collaborations with exceptional musicians, including violist Mike Capone and members of the Heartland Marimba Quartet—an internationally renowned chamber music ensemble. The collective synergy of these talented performers adds depth and dimension to Schirripa's innovative compositions.
The realization of "Digital Dances" was made possible through a substantial seed grant and an immensely successful crowdfunding campaign, underscoring the enthusiastic support and anticipation surrounding Schirripa's musical venture. The financial backing received attests to the significance and appeal of the project within the music community and beyond.
Listeners can now experience the sonic tapestry of "Digital Dances" on all major streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Apple Music. Additionally, the album is available for download on BandCamp, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to immerse themselves in the soundscapes crafted by Dr. Marco Schirripa.
For those eager to explore further, including links to stream or purchase the album, detailed information can be found on Dr. Schirripa's official website.
"Digital Dances" stands as a testament to Dr. Marco Schirripa's commitment to pushing the boundaries of percussion music, offering a contemporary and immersive experience that resonates with music enthusiasts across diverse genres.