Percussion Music

Friday Apr 21, 2017

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$15-$20

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Outpost

Phone: 505-268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

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Composer Christopher Shultis returns for the first time in over two decades to perform percussion music composed between 1989 and 2016.

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Composer Christopher Shultis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at UNM, now living in Philadelphia, returns to Outpost for the first time in more than two decades to perform percussion music composed between 1989 and 2016.  He will be assisted by Arizona based percussionist Simone Mancuso and UNM’s Director of Percussion Studies, Scott Ney.

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Shultis performs the work of John Cage
Courtesy of the artist

Outpost! (210 Yale SE) presents challenging music for inquisitive and/or knowing audiences. That’s the only way to say it. Without the distraction of club accoutrements to embellish and augment artists (everything from lighting and loudness to liquor served), it’s really possible and inevitable to focus on the performance. With a tendency to book the best in modern jazz, world and art music, owner/operator Tom Guralinick really brings the possibility to fruition. Listeners can get a load of all that beauty and complexity manifesting on Friday, April 21. On that night, composer and percussionist Christopher Shultis will give his first recital in more than 20 years. A mostly loyal follower of the John Cage brand of postmodernism that helped fertilize a fruitful generation of academic composers and performers, Shultis holds a very lofty and well deserved position at the local university (Distinguished Professor Emeritus); he influenced countless numbers of students who went on to be integral parts or our town’s scene (Raven Chacon, Jon Bartlit, Monica Demarco and Clint Dearborn come to mind but there are many more). For his return to the tricky world of art music performance, Shultis will be revealing broad swaths of his oeuvre, from work in the late ‘80s that was composed around the time Cage was briefly in residence at UNM to current work in collaboration with visual artist Hee Sook Kim. Ace percussionists Simone Mancuso and Scott Ney will assist Shultis. Really, definitely start here this week, listeners; the concert begins at 7:30pm and costs between $15-20 for entry to occur.

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