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TEDxTalks·30,731 videos

Chris Brien and his percussion group “Tribe” will perform two exciting musical performances “Mozambique for Bass” (Solo Performance by Chris Brien) and “Creative Caitlin” (Featuring Chris Brien and “Tribe”). Chris will also speak on how his students are amongst some of the most confident, creative and forward thinking people in their schools. They don’t play video games and are on the top of their grades. Want to know their secret? They play the drums. Music, especially drumming, can bring out creativity and rhythm in individuals, improves IQ levels, boosts the immune system, and is frankly, fun.

International Drumset Artist, Author, Composer, Percussionist, Educator and Clinician Chris Brien has performed and recorded with many internationally acclaimed artists, trained some of Australia’s and Hong Kong’s best drummers, and is constantly pushing the boundaries of the modern drumset. Chris Brien’s work, which includes Independence Part II, World Rhythms, and Progressive Rhythms, have garnered critical acclaimed by Modern Drummer Magazine USA. Progressive Rhythms was rated by Modern Drummer Magazine USA as one of the top twelve drumming tutorial products released worldwide since 2005.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Zach Ashcraft·86 videos

Composed by Zach Ashcraft

This is a standalone piece is for solo flugelhorn and electronic backing track. Also playable on trumpet

I began writing this in the fall of 2009. It was premiered in my brass performance class at school and I got such great feedback on it that I decided to continue experimenting further with the mixture of electronic and acoustic instruments.

The piece is meant to bring about the image of an industrial city scene. The name of the piece has a double meaning. Transit- of course being a form of transportation, and Trance being a type of techno, which I thought was a fitting title given the nature of the backing track

Sheet music and backing track available at:


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