Rick Kvistad- Rip Off

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone here has a recording of this piece. I looked everywhere and cant seem to find it.

Here are the program notes I found while looking. Maybe the information found in those can help also....

Rip-Off
Richard Kvistad
arr. C. Dowd
Published by Rick Kvistad
Erica Drake: Multiple Percussion Setup including (but not limited to): Snare Drum
High Tom-tom
Medium Tom-tom
Low Tom-tom
Bass Drum

Josh Hakanson: Multiple Percussion Setup including (but not limited to): Snare Drum
High Tom-tom
Medium Tom-tom
Low Tom-tom
Bass Drum

Brenda Lauffenberger: Multiple Percussion Setup including (but not limited to): Snare Drum
High Tom-tom
Medium Tom-tom
Low Tom-tom
Bass Drum

Mark Lighthiser: Multiple Percussion Setup including (but not limited to): Snare Drum
High Tom-tom
Medium Tom-tom
Low Tom-tom
Bass Drum

Rip–Off has been a staple of the famed Blackearth Percussion Group over the years. It can be performed on drum sets, or
timpani/tom toms, using either two or four players. Kvistad states in his performance notes: “This piece has been performed
as a “strip-tease” with players removing articles of clothing…” and The Oregon Percussion Ensemble performed “the Oregon
quartet version” at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Los Angeles several years ago. In this composition,
Kvistad borrows, steals (or “rips off”) drum licks from two previous pieces: Lift-Off by Russell Peck, and Take That! by
William Albright, in a game of one-upmanship. This piece mixes classical percussion improvisatory material with strictly
written music, allowing a creative outlet for each player.

Richard Kvistad is the co-founder of The Blackearth Percussion Group, the first classical percussion quartet to “quit their day
jobs” with top USA symphony orchestras to concertize as a classical percussion quartet. Kvistad now lives in San Francisco
and is a principal percussionist with the San Francisco Opera, while performing and composing avant-garde music
worldwide. Richard Kvistad’s brother, Garry Kvistad, is also a co-founder of Blackearth and is owner/inventor of the
Woodstock Chimes company. Garry Kvistad now plays percussion with the Nexus percussion group.


I would appreciate the help!
Thanks!

Hi Rick,
do you still have the cow bells that I sent you from Corry? Musik in Munich? My email in NYC (here for 25 yrs.) nmasal@verizon.net. Drop me line, will you? The brother of my brother-in-law is James Conlon. Small world isn't it?
Greetings
Norbert
Hi Justin.
I have a great recording of the 2 drum set version and probably some other ones with tom-toms.
Rick Kvistad
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