Here is a list of what was stolen:
2 AKG c214 microphones
Benro Aero 4 Tripod
Yamaha Snare Drum
P-Bag mallet bag with many, many mallets inside.
I will be using microphones extensively for an upcoming collaboration with Dance NOW Miami in April, where I will be composing and recording original music for the choreography of Hannah Baumgarten and Diego Salterini.
The darabuka was just used the previous day for a teaching residency where I provide meet the instrument sessions for k-6 students with a focus on Arabic percussion and composition. Unfortunately, the darabuka was not able to make an appearance after the first day of the residency.
The mallet bag contained a variety of implements that I have collected over the past six years studying percussion in college. The contents of the bag ranged from metal rods bought at ace hardware to custom made timpani mallets. It will take some time to build this bag up to where is was. The mallets in this bag were needed for an upcoming performance with the Li Chiao-Ping dance company in Madison March 2-4, with Fifth House Ensemble in Chicago on March 10th, and in a production of Les Miserable at Pius Xi High School in Milwaukee this April.
Please consider helping me move forward in rebuilding the gear lost in the break in. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
- Douglas Smith
- Laura Baack
- Francesca Ferrara
- Stan Bills
- Dance Now Miami Board of Trustees
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