The University is proud to be the south coast centre for the Contemporary Music for All Festival 2018: a weekend of participation in new music for all ages and abilities taking place across the whole of the UK.
Joby Burgess, the “insanely talented British percussionist” (Chicago Classical Music) presents Pioneers of Percussion. A 9ft tall Aluminium Harp, a typewriter, a giant steel sheet, loop pedals, an Angolan shepherding instrument and graphic scores all feature in this revelatory programme.
Montreal based Nicole Lizée’s new work The Filthy Fifteen features video projection; Linda Buckley’s Ekstasis fuses live sounds and electronics to create a moment of trance and rapture; Toru Takemitsu’s Seasons explores our changing weather and ecology with a delicate landscape of metallic melody and noise; and Iannis Xenakis’ Psappha explodes with muscular and abrasive rhythm taken from ancient Greek text.
One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess is best known for his virtuosic performances, daring collaborations, extensive education work, and regularly appears throughout Europe, the USA and beyond.
Joby Burgess is generously supported with funds from Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts and the Hinrichsen Foundation.
Pioneers of Percussion is produced by Powerplant and supported by Bell Percussion.
Powerplant is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.