Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 68 - Kevin Bobo

Indiana University (IU) Percussion Professor Kevin Bobo talks about getting the IU job and his percussion colleagues (02:25), getting sick during his interview there (13:00), basketball madness at Wichita State, KU and IU (27:10), his publishing and composing career (33:45), what happens when you write really hard music (43:10), growing up in rural Kansas and Missouri (50:20), playing really hard lit as a teenager (01:00:45), securing practice space during his undergrad at Wichita State (01:07:35), going to Ithaca College for his master’s (01:17:50), funding a CD by playing marimba in bars (01:27:50), developing his performing sense of humor (01:37:00), and withstanding my Random-Ass Questions (01:47:50).

Finishing with a Rave on the Jose Saramago novels Blindness and Seeing (02:01:00)


Kevin Bobo's Indiana University website

Kevin Bobo's Mostly Marimba Music page

Kevin Bobo's Percmaster Works page

Cameleon - Eric Sammut

"Rumble Strips" - Gordon Stout

"Marriage of the Lamb" - Kevin Bobo

Indiana University Percussion Department

Dennis Rogers

Leigh Howard Stevens

"Northern Lights" - Eric Ewazen

Railmen Drum and Bugle Corps

Tom Wubbenhorst

"Method of Movement" = L.H. Stevens

"Yellow After The Rain" - Mitchell Peters

"Two Mexican Dances" - Gordon Stout

"Sea Refractions" - Mitchell Peters

"Night Rhapsody" - John Serry

"Velocities" - Joseph Schwantner

"Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat Major" - JS Bach

"Under the Bridge" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

"White Rabbit" - Jefferson Airplane

JC Combs

"Uneven Souls" - Nebojsa Zivkovic

"Four Episodes" - Gordon Stout

Mike Burritt

Greg Woodward

Dana Wilson

"Rhythmic Jambalaya" - Kevin Bobo

"Night Sketches" - Kevin Bobo

"Virginia Tate" - Paul Smadbeck

Billy Hill & The Hillbillies

Dave Hall

Steve Riley

Full Metal Jacket trailer

Platoon trailer

Forrest Gump trailer

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon trailer

The Circle trailer

The Happening trailer

Star Wars: Rogue One trailer

"Greatest Love of All" - Coming to America

The Shining recut


Blindness - Jose Saramago

Seeing - Jose Saramago