Paul Hansen’s setup for Ragtime at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
"Here's another new orchestration by Seattle favorite Bruce Monroe. As an adaptation of the original Bill Brohn orchestration for Peter Rothstein's 'chamber' production of Ragtime (cast of 15, orchestra of 15) we were able to keep most of the original percussion book intact.
Seen here are many of my usual stock effects - Remo Spoxe for the Ellis Island bell plates; alarm bell, chanchiki, and tubaphon pipes for Henry Ford's factory; vintage temple blocks and cowbells.
The angled mounting option on the new Grover Pro Miller Machine is a marvelous option for tight setups."
Paul Hansen has been active as one of the top percussionists in Seattle's music and theater circles for 40 years, with over 150 musicals to his credit, including the World Premiere engagements of Hairspray, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Catch Me If You Can, and A Christmas Story.
As a concert musician he performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Auburn Symphony, and is a proud member of the Harry Partch Ensemble, based in Seattle.
Paul also serves as Managing Editor for Sheet Music Now, and is co-founder of the Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet.
Paul is also an Innovative Percussion Artist.