Percussive Fireworks from So Percussion and Friends

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Hosted by Q2 Music's own Phil Kline, the opening night of the 2012 Look & Listen Festival at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery offered an array of percussive pieces for marimba, Mbira, vibraphone and more with performances by Doug Perkins, Bobby Previte and the evening's curators, So Percussion. 

The evening opened with the world premiere of the percussion sextet, Orbit Design, by Derek Bermel, composer-clarinetist and currently artist-in-residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and closed with another new work for sextet, "Moat" from the larger where (we) live, by So Percussion's Jason Treuting. Other pieces included David Lang's String of Pearls, Cenk Ergun's Comfort Dream Queen Memory, Tristan Perich's Momentary Expanse and works by Paul Lansky, Bobby Previte and Nathan Davis.

Continuing its mission of pairing new music with contemporary art, the Look & Listen Festival, formerly at the Chelsea Art Museum, opted for the new setting of Pratt Manhattan Gallery and the visual counterpoint of artwork from Pratt Institute Master's in Fine Arts candidates. 

Derek Bermel: Orbit Design

David Lang: String of Pearls

Cenk Ergün: Comfort Dream Queen Memory

Paul Lansky: Lullaby & Ligety-Lix

Jason Treuting: Moat

Nathan Davis: Simple Songs of Birth and Return

Tristan Perich: Momentary Expanse

Bobby Previte: Terminals Part I: DEPARTURES, Mvt. 4

So Percussion, Bobby Previte and Doug Perkins
So Percussion, Bobby Previte and Doug Perkins ( Janette Beckman )
So Percussion, Bobby Previte and Doug Perkins
So Percussion, Bobby Previte and Doug Perkins ( Janette Beckman )
Artwork from Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Artwork from Pratt Manhattan Gallery ( Janette Beckman )
WQXR Host Terrance McKnight
WQXR Host Terrance McKnight ( Janette Beckman )
Flutists Eric Lamb and Alex Sopp
Flutists Eric Lamb and Alex Sopp ( Janette Beckman )
Guitarist Mark Stewart
Guitarist Mark Stewart ( Janette Beckman )
Composer-pianists Michael Brown and Timothy Andres
Composer-pianists Michael Brown and Timothy Andres ( Janette Beckman )
Janus Trio
Janus Trio ( Janette Beckman )
Composer-clarinetist Derek Bermel
Composer-clarinetist Derek Bermel ( Janette Beckman )
Brooklyn Rider's Colin Jacobsen
Brooklyn Rider's Colin Jacobsen ( Janette Beckman )
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