Chris Stock is principal percussionist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and percussion tutor at Cardiff University. He was born in Chelmsford, Essex and studied at the Royal College of Music.
Chris' works includes a mixture of ensemble pieces for duet, quartet, sextet and octet, along with works for solo Vibes plus the two tutor books for snare and 4 mallet.
A contemporary percussion duet for a range of instruments including marimba, vibraphone and toms. Originally written for a collaboration with a community dance group, the work was designed to combine live music and contemporary dance. Equally effective as a music-only performance.
A percussion ensemble work for six players, with an option to perform either on samba instruments or traditional percussion instruments. Two performance layouts are possible, either using a single central surdo (or bass drum) for all of the players or with the players having a surdo each.