18.JULI 2015

Rain Colors - Yves POPOW

Rain Colors est un projet de 6 pièces pour marimba solo de 5 différents compositeurs de différentes origines. Ce projet a été créé par le percussionniste Yves Popow.

Toutes ces pièces ont des couleurs différentes dans leur style de composition. Cette sélection se base surtout sur le mélange des sentiments exprimés. Rain colors est un creuset de plusieurs émotions entre nostalgie, affection et rêverie, ou même entre douleur et joie.

Rain= baguettes touchant les plaques du marimba, comme les gouttes de pluie faisant du bruit en tombant sur le sol.

Colors= usage de différents timbres = registre du marimba, rythmes ou même de différentes compositions et expression des sentiments.

Les styles: Impressionnisme, tango, octatonisme, néoromantisme

  1. Verano Porteño – Astor Piazzolla (1965), arrangé par Pius Cheung

  2. Dukha – Sinta Wullur (2005)

  3. For Dean Primmer – Derek Tywoniuk (2008)

  4. Aerobat / Melodic Mirage – Peter Klatzow (2010)

  5. Nocturne en fa mineur - Pius Cheung


Luxembourgish percussionist Yves Popow studied classical percussion under the guidance of Tatiana Koleva, Chris Leenders, and Hans Leenders at Codarts, Conservatory of Rotterdam, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 2013.To augment his studies, he also receives lessons in Africa, Latin and Brazilian percussion and has participated in numerous master classes with various percussionists such as Ivana Bilic, Emmanuel Séjourné and Colin Currie. 

As an active musician outside of his studies, Yves performs across the United States and Europe - including Spain, Bulgaria, and Germany with various ensembles and orchestras among the Sofia Soloists, Diffwinds Orchestra and the Youth Percussion Pool. 

He has had the pleasure of performing in a wide range of venues and events including the opening of the Philharmonic hall of Luxembourg, Sounds of Music Festival and Peter de Grote Festival, both in Groningen, the March Music Days in Rouse and Percussion Extravaganza – Rituals in Varna, both in Bulgaria.

Yves is an enthusiastic chamber musician and performs regularly with the Akom Ensemble as well as with the Youth Percussion Pool on different stages in the Netherlands.

Currently based in Rotterdam, Yves is completing his last year of Master of Music at Codarts with the focus on adapting the marimba into Astor Piazzollas music with Gustavo Beytelmann.