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Les Miserables - Jaren Angud

Jaren Angud's percussion setup for Les Miserables at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Jaren Angud's percussion setup for Les Miserables at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.Jaren Angud's percussion setup for Les Miserables at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.Jaren Angud's percussion setup for Les Miserables at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.Jaren Angud's percussion setup for Les Miserables at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

"This is the version that was orchestrated for a separate percussionist and drum set player which I had found to be incredibly fun and musically satisfying. I had a blast playing this show! It was a real treat for me to use all real instruments that the orchestration called for instead of generated sound patches from an electronic multi-pad device.

Based on my location in the pit (house right) I positioned the instruments around me on three sides. The timpani were positioned to face the conductor. The keyboard instruments and small auxiliary instruments were adjacent to that (facing the house). The chimes and tam-tam were positioned opposite to the timpani. I was given a large video monitor for the two sides of my setup not facing the conductor so I would not have to strain myself to see the music, instruments, and conductor from my peripheral.

This setup worked for me and was fairly easy to navigate, not to mention I had quite a bit of room in the pit to stretch out. The triangle and finger cymbals, although scarcely utilized, were ergonomically positioned on my Meinl multi rack between the keyboard instruments and timpani and it made flying between bongos and triangle much easier. I did not have to pick up the triangle beater, then quietly set it down to play the bongos. Thank you Miller Machine for making my life so much easier!"

Gear:

  • Yamaha TP-6300 Series Timpani (32”, 29”, 26”)
  • Fall Creek Glockenspiel
  • Premier Xylophone
  • Deagan Chimes
  • Steve Weiss 30” Tam-Tam
  • TreeWorks Wind Chimes
  • Steve Weiss Bell Tree
  • Black Swamp Tambourine
  • Sabian 16" Artisan Suspended Cymbal
  • Sabian 19" Artisan Suspended Cymbal
  • LP Bongos
  • Toca Temple Block
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Miller Machine with Alan Abel 6” Triangle
  • Miller Machine with Steve Weiss Finger Cymbal

Les Miserables - Regional - Jaren Angud
June 2015

Jaren Angud's percussion setup for Les Miserables at the Eisenhower Auditorium at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Greg Landes’ setup for the Off Broadway production of The Landing at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City.
Mike Drake's set up for Side Show at the Casa Mañana Theater, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Greg Landes’ setup for the Pit Stop Players’ concert at Symphony Space in New York City.
"After a week or two of rehearsals there is usually a performance or two of the show for an invited audience. Sometimes these performances can be intense if there are important people in the room, or if certain sections of the show feel under prepared. This is why it’s so important to know the score and script very well."
  • 6 min read
"The unique part of Groundhog Day was that the drummer had to play on stage, in a groundhog costume, wearing a giant groundhog head. Since I could barely see out of the head, it was impossible to read a chart (and there wasn’t a music stand), so it had to be memorized."
  • 4 min read
"If you are passionate, driven, feel you have a calling, a burning desire to play, practice, perform, and record music that you can share with the world, then choosing to be a professional musician here will make you a fulfilled and happy person. You’ll meet the most amazing people on stage, in the rehearsal room and in the audience."
  • 6 min read
Steve Gadd's drum solo from the track "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours". From the album Live Stuff (out of print) from the legendary 1970's New York based band Stuff.
Robbie Ameen's drum solo from the track "Spring Fling".

Gene Krupa's drum solo from "Gene's Blues" from the album Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich released November 1955.

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