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Episode 001: Francisco Perez

Francisco Perez (b. 1990) is a percussionist, composer, and educator from Pflugerville, TX. As an active performer, he has accepted international engagements in Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and China, and toured extensively throughout the US including performances at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and the nationally-televised Super Bowl XLV. He regularly performs with the Lexington Philharmonic and the blueSHIFT Percussion Quartet.

Episode #001: Francisco Perez (Click here for iTunes Link)


In this episode we discuss the following topics:

-The importance of traveling and performing internationally

-His top six inspirational music artists; Steve Reich, Alejandro Viñao, Moderat, Dawn of Midi, Nils Frahm, and Michel Camilo

- link to his recommended playlist found here:

-Electronic music and the influence it has on percussion composition

-Mapping and creating new composition projects and "idea" folders

-Balancing work with leisure time

-Common problems in overwriting or over programming a composition

-Rituals on deliberate listening practices

For more information about Francisco Perez, his latest projects, and biography, please visit

Resources from our discussion:

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