San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Celebrating the European Avant-garde
feat. Henrik Knarborg Larsen, Gregory Beyer,
Eric Willie, & Third Coast Percussion!
Where: Indiana Convention Center,
When: Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 8pm
Dr. Andrew Bliss, Focus Day 2016 Host
About Focus Day:
From the infancy of contemporary percussion composition, the work of percussionists and composers in Europe has played a significant role in the development of our modern repertoire. Due to the early efforts of Stravinsky and Varèse, and later to Darmstadt and its affiliated composers, along with many other circles of thought, our repertoire has flourished throughout many parts of Europe.
This activity resulted from the collaborative efforts of many performing artists including percussionists Christoph Caskel, Sylvio Gualda, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Christian Dierstein, and Arnold Marinissen; percussion groups such as Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Trio Le Cercle, and Kroumata; and composers including Philippe Hurel, Georges Aperghis, Mauricio Kagel, and Franco Donatoni. The collaborations involving these composers, performers, ensembles, and many others, have produced a wealth of repertoire for percussionists including significant works for solo percussion, percussion ensemble, and mixed chamber works with significant use of percussion.
A few of these works have made their way to the United States and have been championed extensively. Some works of Iannis Xenakis are, perhaps, a good example of this. Many others, however, have had far more limited exposure Stateside and have rarely or never appeared at PASIC.
It is with this in mind that the committee requests proposals for the performance of works that will help heighten an awareness of these collective European avant-garde contributions. Performance proposals for soloists or ensembles are welcomed, including mixed-chamber works with significant use of percussion.
This concert is part of the 41st annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) the World’s Premier Drum & Percussion Festival! Join thousands in Indianapolis, IN, November 9-12, 2016 for 4 days of concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations showcasing all areas of percussion featuring the finest percussionists from around the world!
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