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Constructing the Modern Marimba Grand Unveiling May 9

This spring 2017 project is a collaboration between the School of Music, the departments of film and art, and Australian master marimba builder James Bailey.
Arts and Culture  |  May 3, 2017  |  By Jennifer Vaughan
Media Contact: Jennifer Vaughan, 702-895-1575
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The grand unveiling of the interdisciplinary project "Constructing the Modern Marimba" will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall. Please join professors Timothy Jones and James Bailey to experience the culmination of this four-month project with a one-hour presentation of the marimba and the construction process as well as performance examples from UNLV percussion students.

Learn about the project from its inception over a cup of coffee in the Adelaide hills, to sourcing rosewood from Honduras, to collaborating with colleagues across the College of Fine Arts, to hands-on work from the college's students, to finally a beautiful musical instrument. This marimba meets any professional equivalent in timbrel quality and design. And it was conceived and built by UNLV minds, hands, creativity, and artistry!

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