Bangers and Crash to excite tonight!
Music Network presents Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
Percussion virtuosos Alex Petcu, Emma King and Brian Dungan cook up a programme of new music to tickle your tastebuds and defy your expectations.
Music Network presents Bangers and Crash Percussion Group at Dunamaise Arts Centre on Tuesday 8th October 2019. Featuring percussion virtuosos Alex Petcu, Emma King and Brian Dungan, the group will bring their exciting programme of 20th and 21st century music to Portlaoise, visit dunamaise.ie for more details.
Having a physics background can be a useful thing indeed if you are ace percussionist Alex Petcu. So the required sounds don’t exist on conventional instruments? No problem, you just invent and build what you need. And that’s what audiences can expect when he and fellow percussion adventurers Emma King and Brian Dungan take to the road with their kit bag of the usual suspects of the drum world, along with a fascinating array of metal, wood, string, and some surprising household objects.
The group’s appetite for exploring rhythmic influences from around the world – Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, Javanese gamelan – is healthy, hearty and irrepressible. Audiences can look forward to a rich and varied selection of music by composers including Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Thierry De Mey, as well as a new Music Network commission by Alex Petcu.
Meanwhile, Music Network’s programme of learning and participation activities will provide opportunities for primary school students, secondary school students and community music ensembles to delve deeper into the world of percussion during a series of large-scale workshops with members of Bangers and Crash Percussion Group. Participating students will discover how percussion instruments provide the backbone for almost every style of music, from classical scores to cartoon soundtracks. They’ll also learn about the exciting world where music and science meet, with a chance to make and perform on their own instruments. Students participating in these workshops will be invited to come along to the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group touring performances with their families at a discounted rate.
Ticket prices range from €10/€15 and can be purchased by calling 057 8663355 or book online at dunamaise.ie. This concert is promoted by Laois County Council Arts Office.
Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
Alex Petcu, percussion
Emma King, percussion
Brian Dungan, percussion
Tim Ouderits & Tom Ouderits Surprise! | Alyssa Weinberg Table Talk | Elliot Cole Postlude No 8 | Philip Glass Madeira River | Steve Reich Nagoya Marimbas | Steve Snowden A Man with a Gun Lives Here | Alex Petcu New Music Network Commission | Thierry de Mey Musique de Table | Gene Koshinski And So the Wind Blew
Tues 8 Oct | Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
€15 / €10 (+ bkg fee)
057-8663355 / dunamaise.ie
Promoted by Laois County Council Arts Office