Cory Hills - Drum Factory | Sono Luminus DSL92199

Cory Hills - Drum Factory


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Label: Sono Luminus

Cat No: DSL92199

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st April 2016



Cory Hills (percussion)


Cory Hills (percussion)


“Hills doesn’t talk down to kids, but instead speaks to them as the insightful and incredibly bright young people that they really are.” – Matthew Duvall, percussionist, Eighth Blackbird

“Cory Hills is a fun and engaging storyteller and a first rate performer.”
– Jeffrey Zeigler, cellist, Kronos Quartet

“This mix of folktales, and original and personal stories are snappy and satisfying. Kids and parents will want to tap, bang and strum along!” – NAPPA Awards 2010 – Gold Medal Winner; Best Value, Best Product 2010

Percussive Storytelling, a program that brings classical music and storytelling to kids in fun and accessible ways, was launched by Cory Hills while a fellow at Institute Fabrica. The program recently marked its 400th performance, and has reached more than 50,000 children in eight countries. For this work, Hills has been the recipient of numerous arts grants, and was named the 2009 Emerging Artist through the Kansas Arts Commission. The Lost Bicycle, Hills’ debut solo CD of percussive stories, has received four national parenting and creative arts awards (NAPPA Parent’s Awards Gold, Parent’s Choice Award Silver, World Storytelling Honors Award, and a Creative Child preferred choice). In June 2015, The Lost Bicycle was released as a fully illustrated children’s book published by AcutebyDesign.

Multi-percussionist, composer, and improviser Cory Hills thrives on breaking down musical barriers through creative, interdisciplinary projects. He has received degrees from Northwestern University, Queensland Conservatorium, and the University of Kansas, and was awarded a research fellowship to Institute Fabrica. Currently, Hills is an active performer, composer, and recording artist in Los Angeles, as well as a member of the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet.

An advocate of new music, Hills has individually commissioned and premiered over 85 new works for percussion. He has given solo and chamber recitals across Europe, Australia, the United States, Mexico, and China. These include a featured performance for the International Society of Improvised Music, the Days of New Music Festival in Chisinau, Moldova, the Queensland Music Festival, the Ravello Concert Festival, the Venice Art Biennale, four PASIC conventions, the Morelia Percussion Festival, and Festival Mozaic. An advocate for percussion as an artistic discipline, Hills has been the artist-in-residence at Rocky Mountain National Park, Conservatorio de Las Rosas, and a fellow at the OMI international artist’s colony.

Hills is an artist for Innovative Percussion, Remo, Sabian, Yamaha, and Black Swamp Percussion. For more information, please visit

1. Intro
2. Drum Factory
3. Bright, Green Leaves
4. I’m My Own Grandpa
5. Drum Interlude
6. Harumph!
7. Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
8. Black Bear and Mountain Lion
9. Metal Interlude
10. Hatchling
11. Outro

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