Pioneers of Percussion

Joby Burgess Percussion & Electronics

TORU TAKEMITSU Seasons

MORTON FELDMAN King of Denmark

IANNIS XANAKIS Psappha

NICOLE LIZEE The Filthy Fifteen (world premiere)

LINDA BUCKLEY Ekstasis (world premiere)

REBECCA DALE  Night Wonders (world premiere)

ARVO PART Fratres

JOBY BURGESS/MATTHEW FAIRCLOUGH Carbon Copy

Pioneers of Percussionbrings together pioneering solo works from the most innovative and creative composers of the 20th Century. Takemitsu’s Seasons explores our changing ecology through a delicate metallic landscape, whilst Psappha explodes with muscular and abrasive rhythm taken from ancient Greek text. Feldman's great anti-percussion composition twinkles like stars in the night and we hear a world premiere by ‘brilliant musical scientist’

Nicole Lizée, inspired by the glitches of outmoded and well-worn technology. Joby Burgess supplies the ‘Wow factor – hauntingly tribal at one moment and fantastically futuristic at another.’


6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

Generously supported with funds from Arts Council EnglandLancaster Arts and the Hinrichsen Foundation. Pioneers of Percussion is produced by Powerplant and supported by Bell Percussion. Powerplant is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.

Event Details

Duration:
Approx 120 mins