Ensemble Evolution, an international percussion group based in PiteÃ¥, Sweden, meet Nomad Percussion, Australiaâ€™s interstate percussion ensemble in concert.
Including improvised and self-composed works for marimba, vibraphone, electronics and an array of percussive sounds, the program sets music inspired by the harsh environment of northern Sweden against the cutting edge of Australian contemporary music.
THursday March 15
Admission: $10 ($7 concession)
33 wellington st chippendale
Consisting of Maria Finkelmeier (USA), Jacob Remington (USA), and Charles Martin (AU), Ensemble Evolution is an international percussion group based in PiteÃ¥, northern Sweden. In 2012, Ensemble Evolution present their Solstormen program reflecting experiences from their life in PiteÃ¥ (100kms south of the Arctic circle) where temperatures in in the harsh Swedish winter can fall below -30Â°C while the summer sun never truly sets. In particular the group draws inspiration from the aurora borealis, norrsken in Swedish, and the solar storms, solstormen, that create them. While witnessing the beauty and serenity of the aurora, one can only attempt to imagine the violent and extreme natural forces at work.
Nomad Percussion is a recently formed national percussion project drawing together emerging artists from around Australia. Based in Canberra, the group has a focus on featuring contemporary Australian composition and exploring the boundaries of percussion performance. Nomadâ€™s debut performance was held in Canberra in February 2012.