Night of Percussion, features the bay area percussion quartet, Falkortet.
With an opening performance by the William Winant Percussion Group
We will be premiering several new works and it'll be the first time these two powerhouse contemporary groups will be in the same room.
Both set feature American Gamelan instruments designed or influenced by Lou Harrison
Tim Black - drums, marimba, mixed percussion
Ed Garcia - marimba, American Angklung, keyboard, mixed percussion
Lydia Martín - vibes, glock, American Angklung, mixed percussion
Josh Mellinger - hand drums, keyboard, marimba, mixed percussion
Falkortet is a San Francisco based percussion ensemble founded in 2009, with the mission of being an ensemble that can compose pieces for itself, and can perform in a variety of different situations and for very different audiences. This unique array of differing styles include varying traditional percussion, hand drums, electronics, Indonesian, Brazilian, Jazz, Minimal, and mainstream Pop/Rock.
William Winant Percussion Group- William Winant has been called "one of the best avant-garde percussionists working today" according to music critic Mark Swed (Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal), and has performed with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Keith Jarrett, Anthony Braxton, James Tenney, Cecil Taylor, George Lewis, Steve Reich and Musicians, Jean-Philippe Collard, Frederic Rzewski, Ursula Oppens, Joan LaBarbara, Oingo Boingo, and the Kronos String Quartet.
You can also check out our facebook to see audio/video linkshttp://www.facebook.com/Falkortet
or read other reviews at http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/composerperformer-cage-match-sfsound-and-outsound-presents/http://www.ptank.com/blog/tag/falkortet/