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Percussion Festival - Marathon Performance

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National Sawdust

80 North 6th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Doors at 1PM
Advance $25 | At the Door $30

The second annual NS Percussion Festival takes over the venue on April 1, curated by contemporary percussion gurus Ian Rosenbaum and Andy Akiho.

The afternoon marathon features a startlingly diverse range of percussive styles with back-to-back performances by Payton MacDonald, Sandbox Percussion, Max ZT and Andrew Nemr, Ayano Kataoka, Kenneth Salters & Gilad Hekselman, Evan Chapman, and more to be announced.

The NS Percussion Festival, a day-long showcase of contemporary music’s leaders and innovators from all over the world, draws together many different groups and genres within the percussion community, giving artists a platform to share their latest work and hear works of other trailblazers in the field. Curator Ian Rosenbaum, whose first solo album, Memory Palace, was released on NS’s in-house label VIA Records this past January, joined the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two in 2012 as only the second percussionist ever to have been selected for the program; and curator Andy Akiho, a steel pan specialist, composer, and winner of the 2014-15 Luciano Berio Rome Prize, has had his compositions played by Bang on a Can and American Composers Forum, among many others.

This year’s Percussion Festival is generously supported by Evans, Promark and The D’Addario Foundation.

This 2pm afternoon "marathon" features about 10 performers doing shorter sets 15-20 min each.

  • Payton MacDonald performing music from his Sonic Divide project.
  • Sandbox Percussion
  • Max ZT and Andrew Nemr
  • Ayano Kataoka
  • Kenneth Salters and Gilad Heckselman
  • Evan Chapman

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