IU Percussion Ensemble performs The Persistence of Past Chemistries on October 20

The Indiana University Percussion Ensemble (John Tafoya, Director; Kevin Bobo, Co-Director) will perform my The Persistence of Past Chemistries, written entirely for wood instruments, on October 20 at 7PM in the Indiana University Recital Hall.

The repertoire for this concert will all be works for percussion quartet and will also include: Omphalo Centric Lecture by Nigel Westlake; The Whole Toy Laid Down by David Hollinden; and Chappell Kingsland’s Laundromatica Diabolica.

The purpose of the IU Percussion Ensemble is to cultivate sensitive chamber music skills and to investigate and employ the appropriate performance techniques on all percussion instruments. The ensemble performs a balance of historically relevant repertoire and contemporary works for small, non-conducted ensembles as well as large compositions.

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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