Reeves, David

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Born: 1973

Country: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

Studies: University of Washington (Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance)



David Reeves (b. 1973) has written extensively for percussion and has also composed for orchestra, concert band, chamber ensemble, choir and solo instruments. His works draw from jazz, funk, world music, minimalism and electronics resulting in music that is stimulating and engaging to both performer and listener. David has also collaborated with contemporary choreographers as a composer and musician. His works for percussion are frequently performed throughout the U.S. and have also been performed in the U.K., Australia, Spain, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Russia. Many of his percussion compositions are published through Tapspace Publications. His works have been awarded or recognized by: Percussive Arts Society, World Percussion Group, Aries Composer Festival, International Percussion Institute, Great Plains Marimba Festival and more. David Reeves has worked for nearly thirty years as an arranger for several WGI, BOA, DCI, DCUK and University marching ensembles. David Reeves is a Pearl/Adams and Innovative Percussion artist. He resides in Seattle, Washington with his wife and their three sons.

Works for Percussion by this Composer

Solo Works

Fox's Forest Fusion
Heavy Left
Send & Receive
Slowly, Agitated
Spiritual in five verses
Stompin' in Seven
War Drum Peace Drum

Ensemble Works

2 a.m. Traffic Jam
1222 West 5th Street
Bolero's Blues - Percussion Orchestra
East West - Percussion Duet
L'image de l'eau - Percussion Quintet + amplified string bass
Pieces of Eight - Percussion Octet
Three Preludes (Reeves) - Percussion Trio
Until Morning Sings
West African Sketches - Large Drum Ensemble
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