On June 26th, 2020 we premiered Lessons with Anders Åstrand, Vic Firth Signature Mallet Artist. We dove into discussions with Swedish percussionist, composer and artistic creator Anders Astrand. We explored Anders’ creative process and how it has led him to a series of highly innovative percussion pieces, imaginative recordings and ingenious videos. The interview also included Anders’ approach to learning scales, his instrument creations and his approach to improvisation.
Check out Anders’ signature keyboard mallets for marimba and vibraphone!
As a performer and clinician, Vic Firth artist Anders Åstrand has shared his unique sense of melodic and rhythmic exploration with audiences around the globe. As a composer, his work with brass quintets, choirs, and big bands has helped to inform his own playing. This compositional mindset – knowing when voices need to blend and when they need to shine – set the tone for the two series of mallets Anders created with Vic Firth.
PERFORMANCE WITHOUT LIMITATION…BY DESIGN
For nearly 60 years, we at the Vic Firth Company have focused on developing and manufacturing what has become the world’s most popular drumsticks, mallets, alternative implements, and accessories… with the best durability, feel, and sound options, across the widest variety of genres and styles.