The faculty duo of Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier will present an evening of percussion works by Steve Reich, David Lang and more.
The program includes Steve Reich’s Piano Phase adapted for marimbas; Table of Contents by David Lang for tea bells, shakers, and woodblocks; Rolf Wallin’s Twine for xylophone and marimba; 42nd Street Rondo by Wayne Siegel for plastic buckets, clay pots, and tin cans; John Bergamo’s Piru Bole for Middle Eastern, West African, and Latin American hand percussion instruments; and the world premiere of Joseph Krygier’s Build a Better Mousetrap for xylophone and drum set components.
The inspiration behind each of these pieces is varied and inventive. 42nd Street Rondo was inspired by New York street musicians, and Dance Music for Elfrid Ide was rearranged by Pendulum Duo in honor of pioneer American composer John Cage’s 100th birthday. Table of Contents pays homage to early television variety show musicians, and Piru Bole is based on the classical music of India.
Tickets are $10 general public and $5 senior citizens, Alumni Association members, non-Ohio State students and children. Advance tickets available through the Ohio State Theatre Box Office by calling (614) 292-2295. Free to ConcertCard holders and to all Ohio State faculty, staff and students, one per BuckID, which must be presented in person. No phone orders for free BuckID tickets. Tickets also available at the door one hour prior to performance. Cash or check only. Subject to availability.
The Pendulum Duo is a contemporary chamber percussion group specializing in world, ragtime, contemporary, and electronic music. It was founded in 1992 by Susan Powell (associate professor and director of percussion studies) and Joseph Krygier (senior lecturer in percussion in the School of Music, and percussion accompanist with the Department of Dance and BalletMet Columbus). Fusing multiple styles and cultures, the duo has performed at concerts and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.