Anthony DiSanza, director.
The Western Percussion Ensemble will perform a diverse program comprised of important works from our history and numerous recent compositions. UW-Madison composer Laura Schwendinger’s lovely 2014 composition Aviary will be featured on the program. In addition, recent compositions by Brian Nozny, Andrea Mazzariello and John Eriksson will be presented.
“Classic” works by John Cage, Christopher Rouse and Rüdiger Pawassar will round out the program.
Laura Schwendinger – Aviary
Rüdiger Pawassar – Sculture in Wood
Christopher Rouse – Ogoun Badagris
Andrea Mazzariello – Babybot
John Cage – Third Construction
Brian Nozny – Atmos Clock
William Cahn – Six Pieces for Percussion Trio
John Eriksson – A Forest of Hands
“In Aviary , we hear a sound world that imagines a walk through an imaginary zoo after hours. Following the closing bells, we hear strange birds known like the “Night Twinklers,” “Storkmeister of Bavaria,” and “Johnny One Note.” Halfway through, the birds find their voice and begin a cacophony that only the closing bells of the Aviary seems able to stop.
“The work was written for and premiered by the percussion ensemble Clocks in Motion in November, but dedicated to Anthony Di Sanza who made this performance with his wonderful students possible.”