Percussion Ensemble to perform

Feb 8, 2013 | General News, Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech’s Percussion Ensemble will strike a chord soon as they present a free concert Saturday, Feb. 16. The Percussion Ensemble will perform on a variety of instruments, including a waterphone, goat hooves, brake drums, splash cymbals, drums, keyboard percussion instruments and more. Selections on the program include New Zealand composer Gareth Farr’s “Volume Pig,” and Australian composer Nigel Westlake’s “Omphalo Centric Lecture.” Virginia-based percussionist Dr. David Wolf will be featured on the program as a marimba soloist on Paul Bissell’s “The Alabados Song,” a composition meant to musically symbolize the last rites ceremonies of scattered Hispanic Catholic communities living in the southwestern United States during the early part of the 20th century. Additionally, he will perform with members of the ensemble on Austin Wrinkle’s “Warthog #3,” a work that incorporates improvisation on various hand and frame drums. Wolf will also perform at a free master class at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 in the Band Building, Room 108. He and the Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. For more information, visit