Percussion Ensemble Creates a Joyful Noise!
Bring the Kids to this Free, Casual Concert
Some M4M followers will remember a performance by Duo Anime, the percussion duo that made music with everything from drums to clapping hands. The group has expanded into four as the Cleveland Percussion Project, with Andrew Pongracz, Bruce Golden, Dylan Moffitt and Luke Rinderknecht, and it plans a lively concert for M4M’s Fall opener on Sunday September 13 at 4 pm.
It also plans a generous intermission to allow for a kid-friendly musical activity designed by Soo Ji Lee, the Korean pianist and student who is working with Waterloo Arts as an intern. And there will be cupcakes. (For grownups, the adjoining Callaloo Café will be happy to provide glasses of wine and other refreshments; indeed, you might stay after the concert for some Caribbean food.)
Instruments will include marimbas, a xylophone, vibraphone and glockenspiel, plus snare drums, bass drums and some “unique instruments” still to be revealed.
The playlist will be at least as interesting as the instruments:
“Four Horsemen” Rudimental Quartet by Mitch Markovitch (snare drums, tenor drum, bass drum)
“Old Times” Percussion Quartet by Gennady Butov (vibes, xylo, marimba, bells, assorted small instruments)
“Living Room Music” by John Cage (“found” percussion and speech quartet)
“Percussion Music” by Michael Colgrass (temple blocks, tom toms)
“Xylophonia” by Joe Green (xylophone, marimbas, drum set)
“Apple Blossom” by Peter Garland (marimbas)
“Children’s Songs Set 1” by Chick Corea (marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, glockenspiel)
Various transcriptions of Renaissance, baroque, classical, and romantic melodies for mallet quartet.
Like all M4M concerts, this FREE and CASUAL concert will be performed at the Waterloo Arts building: 15605 Waterloo Road (corner of E156)
It will be accompanied by a show in the gallery, “Bottled Water,” an experimental installation that “helps to describe the human struggle to control and submit to nature.” The installation will begin during the September 4 Walk All Over Waterloo; during the October 3 WAOW, the finished space will be revealed. And you’ll never look at your bottle of water in quite the same way again.
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