Percussion Consort: Verses amd VicesConcerts & Performances
Its a wild ride when percussive beats meet evocative prose. Experimentalist Luciano Berio plunges into the poetry of e e cummings in his dramatic Circles, saying Music is never pure: it is attitude: it is theatre. With electric guitars and wild cadenzas for drummers, the dark and mystical words of surrealist poet Federico Garca Lorca get a primal, atmospheric treatment in George Crumbs Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death. Contemporary titans John Cage and Lou Harrison made history when each wrote half of one piece without comparing any notesliterally! Scored for percussion quartet, Double Music is the greatest game of trust ever played in the history of music.