Music from Brazil, France, and Minnesota will be featured. Cadencia para Berimbau by Ney Rosauro will feature Adam Rappel as soloist on Berimbau. Minnesota composer Josh Clausen will be represented by his electroacoustic piece, "Sorry I've already forgotten your name...", for drum set, vibraphone, drums and electronics. The centerpiece of the concert will be Musique de Table by Thierry De Mey, which challenges the performers with dozens of hand gestures, moves, and motions performed in near darkness on three amplified table tops.
Struck Percussion has been performing together since the fall of 2011. Committed to performing new, genre-bridging music and exposing audiences to percussion music, Struck Percussion performs both standard repertoire as well pieces composed specifically for the ensemble. Recent commissions have produced new percussion music by James Holdman, Josh Clausen, and Troy Strand.
Since their formation, Struck Percussion has performed in collaboration with MacPhail Center for Music, Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca, Walker Open Field, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Percussion Association. Struck Percussion is committed to creating community awareness of the percussive arts by providing educational workshops in the community and in local school settings. Struck Percussion has presented clinics at the Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion, Winona Cotter High School, Rosemount High School, and The Metropolitan Library Service Agency’s “Live at the Library” series.
at Zeitgeist's 6th Annual New Music Cabaret
Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
(preceded by the Young Performer Showcase, followed by Zeitgeist and the Steve Kenny Quartet)
Studio Z, 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
A four-day festival of new music from multiple genres, Zeitgeist’s 6th Annual New Music Cabaret highlights cutting-edge performances from the fringe of the Twin Cities music scene. An eclectic mix of the music of our time, this year’s cabaret includes performances by Zeitgeist, ANCIA Saxophone Quartet, Nautilus Music Theater, Steve Kenny Quartet, Ted Moore’s Gilgamesh and Enkidu, and more. Attend one or all shows for $10 per night.