Los Angeles Percussion Quartet Beyond Works by Daniel Bjarnason, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid, and Andrew McIntosh Sono Luminus 2XCD Los Angeles Percussion Quartet performs on one of the most compelling releases of early 2017. Beyond (Sono Luminus, June 16, 2017) is a double-disc helping of new works for percussion ensemble by Daniel Bjarnason, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid,Continue reading “LA Percussion Quartet – Beyond (CD Review)”
Idle Fancies Paul Lansky Gwendolyn Dease, marimba and percussion Bridge Records CD 9454 Not so long ago, a composer portrait CD consisting entirely of solo marimba music would have been unthinkable. Idle Fancies, a new Bridge Recording of Paul Lansky’s complete music for marimba, demonstrates that the composer, despite being a non-percussionist best known for his contributions toContinue reading “Paul Lansky – Idle Fancies (CD Review)”
Below, a documentary about Bryce Dessner’s work for So Percussion. Out now via Brassland. On Monday, October 19 at 7 PM, So Percussion plays pieces that inspired this composition at Other Music.
Mark Applebaum 30 Innova Records CD 928 To celebrate his thirtieth wedding anniversary, composer Mark Applebaum composed three pieces for percussion ensemble. They can be played successively or simultaneously. Each celebrates a different decade of the couple’s marriage Applebaum isn’t the only composer who has created works that have this capacity, but here itContinue reading “Mark Applebaum: 30 (CD Review)”
Why should pop stars have all the fun? Check out a new video for Andy Akiho’s “NO one to kNOW one,” featuring our friends Righteous Girls.
Man Forever with So Percussion Ryonen Thrill Jockey New classical collective So Percussion joined forces with Oneida’ drummer Kid Millions, recording as his Man Forever project, for Ryonen, a release on the indie imprint Thrill Jockey. Two long form pieces combine Millions’s experimental rock drumming with the post-minimal inspired playing of So Percussion to create a swinging, polyrhythm-infusedContinue reading “Man Forever + So Percussion”
This Saturday at Spectrum, Ensemble, et. al. celebrates the release of Present Point, their debut LP. It consists of music by all four of the group’s members – Jeff Eng, Charlie Kessenich, J. Ross Marshall & Ron Tucker – percussionists who write in a lithe post-minimal style with keen nods to post-rock and the AmericanContinue reading “Ensemble, et. al. Debut LP”