Pioneers of Percussion

Powerplant: Pioneers of Percussion

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 Time: 7.30pm


Joby Burgess - percussion / electronics



Nicole Lizée - New Work (world premiere)
Linda Buckley - New Work (world premiere)
Rebecca Dale - New Work (world premiere)
Morton Feldman  - King of Denmark
Toru Takemitsu - Seasons
Iannis Xenakis - Psappha
Arvo Pärt  - Fratres



One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess is best known for his virtuosic, often lissom performances, daring collaborations and extensive education work. He regularly appears in concert halls throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Both in the studio and on the road Joby Burgess works with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Eric Whitacre, Graham Fitkin, Gabriel Prokofiev, Will Gregory and John Lunn.

The Pioneers of Percussion programme brings together pioneering solo works from the most innovative and creative composers of the 20th Century including three world premieres and classic pieces by Feldman, Xenakis, Takemitsu and Pärt.

This concert is generously supported with funds from Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts and the Hinrichsen Foundation.

'Tōru Takemitsu‘s Seasons for solo percussion, was a revelation; Joby Burgess navigated the panoply of instruments as though the music were occurring to him on the spur of the moment … utterly spell-binding.’ - 5against4

‘a prominent figure in the alt-classical scene … Joby Burgess, the soloist coaxed all manner of sounds from the ox-like instrument, often wielding multiple sticks in each hand and even using his fingers and elbows … the words athleticism and stamina come to mind.’ - New York Times




This concert is supported by funds from Arts Council England.

Ticket Details