Chris Stock is principal percussionist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and percussion tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. He was born in Chelmsford, Essex and studied at the Royal College of Music.
Chris' works includes two major percussion ensemble works and a duet., two works for five octave marimba along with two major method books for snare drum and four-mallet vibraphone.
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.